Baby loss in the time of COVID-19 and isolation

In the UK, we have now been in lockdown for over four weeks and those among us who are well, are only going out for food, health reasons or other essentialities. Going out or not, there are many people in the world feeling very lonely. The added worry about the reason for all of this, COVID-19 - actually catching it ourselves or for one of our dear ones to catch it - is understandably anxiety-provoking for so many of us. When you have lost a child, anything baby-related, like seeing pregnant women, babies, or playgrounds, can trigger you into sadness and despair, even at the best of times... With all that is currently going on in the world, i.e. at the worst of times, we understand that thin

COVID-19 and Pregnancy Update

Being pregnant during this time may be very unusual and frightening as pregnancy has been categorised as a high risk group. As such you will have been advised to self-isolate for 12 weeks or the duration of your pregnancy, meaning the 5 weeks the UK has been on Lockdown and when that is ending will have very little impact on you. The latest advice was updated by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on 17 April 2020, and it is important to note that there is no evidence that pregnant women are any more likely to contract COVID-19. Similarly there is no evidence that contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy will increase the risk of miscarriage or lead to any developmental issue

How to support us during COVID-19

COVID-19 has bought upon very uncertain times for many, not knowing when things will go back to "normal" or some formality of "normal" can be very anxiety provoking. Which is why we as a charity are ensuring that we can still give our service to those in need of it during these tough times. Whether that be through whats-app, email or call. There are many ways available to support us a charity; Through Amazon Smile- https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/chpf/homepage?orig=Lw== Eastbourne Local Lottery- https://www.eastbournelocallottery.co.uk/ Just Giving Page- https://www.justgiving.com/muma-nurture We appreciate that times are extremely tough right now, mentally, physically and financially but any

COVID-19 and Fertility update

The UK has been on lockdown for 5 weeks now, and there's no sign of it ending anytime soon. Either you have more time and space than you have probably ever experienced, or you're a key worker and probably busier than you've ever been. Both scenarios can have a significant impact on mental health and emotional wellbeing. There is the worry about the impact of the virus on health, cancellation of fertility treatments, being isolated from your friends and family and usual support network, the total change from normal experience. Aside from the recommendation for all clinics to reduce treatments due to infection risk, there has been no reported risk or link between COVID-19 and fertility. As the

COVID-19, isolation and postnatal depression

As the government is telling us to stay at home and only go out for food, health reasons or other essentialities, there are a lot of us feeling very lonely. The added worry about the COVID-19 virus - catching it ourselves or for one of our dear ones to catch it - does not exactly improve our mental health. Becoming a parent isn't always the most wonderful thing in the world. Giving birth to a baby often triggers powerful emotions like euphoria, but also, in some cases, anxiety. For some people, having a baby can result in something as unexpected as depression. Most new mums experience feeling down a few days after having a baby - crying and feeling anxious – but for some of us, that develops

COVID-19, isolation and baby loss

As the government is telling us to stay at home and only go out for food, health reasons or other essentialities, there are a lot of us feeling very lonely. The added worry about the COVID-19 virus - catching it ourselves or for one of our dear ones to catch it - does not exactly improve our mental health. We understand that, if you have lost a child, anything baby-related, like seeing pregnant women, babies, or playgrounds, might trigger you into sadness and despair, anyway. With all the added worries of the current situation in the world, things may feel very difficult - you may be struggling to cope - and we want you to know that we are here for you. Speaking to ladies who have, at some p

COVID-19 and Pregnancy Update

If you are currently pregnant, we understand that you are facing an unknown and ever changing situation which is undoubtedly causing you to feel even further anxiety on top of the usual pregnancy worries and concerns. At Muma Nurture we want to be able to support you through this difficult time. We are keeping on top of the latest guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) as to how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect your care during pregnancy and birth. The situation has been changing rapidly and the NHS has been responding to these changes in order to maintain the same level of care for pregnant women and their babies despite the extra pressure being felt

Eastbourne Lottery and Covid-19

The Eastbourne Local Lottery is on every Saturday and for every £1 ticket that you purchase our charity gets 50p, each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize every week, with the top prize being £25,000, it is a fun way of helping out local charities such as ourselves, given current circumstances having fun and doing things that could take your mind off it is important, so why not do so whilst supporting a great cause like Muma Nurtures. To get your ticket why not head over to Eastbourne Lottery's website; https://www.eastbournelocallottery.co.uk/support/muma-nurture This pandemic has bought upon a very difficult time for many people, mentally, physically, and financially. So if you

COVID-19 and Fertility update

When you are trying to conceive, everything feels uncertain, unpredictable and frustrating. Whether you are trying naturally or going through the process of fertility treatments, life can feel very much out of your control. Add to this a global pandemic and isolation and emotions and reactions and it's likely to take a toll on your mental health and emotional wellbeing! ....what can you do? This is a time where we must focus on what we can control and not what we cannot control. It's a real test of mental resilience, something that you need a bucket load of on any fertility journey. Sleep is a key factor in optimising fertility. Good sleep helps to promote a good hormone balance and reduc

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

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COVID-19 and Muma Nurture; what are we doing to help?

We understand this is very worrying time for our clients and the effects of restrictions on services, the unknown and isolation on top of an already difficult situation, could have a really negative impact on your mental health and emotional wellbeing. For that reason, we are continuing all services and contact online until we are able to return to and re-open our clinics in Eastbourne and Hastings. As all services are now available online, you are welcome to our support wherever you are based in the UK. We are still able to take on new clients during this time. You can contact us directly and do not need to be referred by a professional, although we do also accept referrals from other servi

Self-isolation and postnatal depression

Becoming a parent can be the most wonderful thing in the world, but it isn't always. Giving birth to a baby often triggers powerful emotions like euphoria, but also, in some cases, anxiety. For some people, having a baby can result in something we may not expect: depression. Most new mums experience "baby blues" after having a baby - mood swings, crying, anxiety and sleeping difficulties – but for some, that develops into Postnatal Depression (PND). According to the NHS website, 1 in 10 women experience PND within a year of giving birth and it can also affect fathers and partners. Not everyone will need or want professional help, but find the support of family, friends or talking to other pa

Self-isolation and Baby Loss

Grief following the death of your child is an enormously intense and enduring experience, which can turn into long-term depression and you may struggle to get out of bed in the morning; you may find lots of things triggering and be constantly close to tears. Loss can also be the catalyst for any unresolved problems coming back to the fore and bringing about a wide range of emotions, including guilt and anger. Not everyone will need or want professional help and the support of family, friends or talking to other parents who have been through a similar loss, may be enough. At the moment, when the government is telling us to stay at home and only go out for food, health reasons or work (if we c

COVID-19 and Pregnancy Update

If you are currently pregnant, we understand that you are facing an unknown and ever changing situation which is undoubtedly causing you to feel even further anxiety on top of the usual pregnancy worries and concerns. At Muma Nurture we want to be able to support you through this difficult time. We are keeping on top of the latest guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) as to how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect your care during pregnancy and birth. The situation has been changing rapidly and the NHS has been responding to these changes in order to maintain the same level of care for pregnant women and their babies despite the extra pressure being felt

Stress and pregnancy

There are many possible causes of stress during the major life change of pregnancy, you might be feeling a loss of control, or that you don’t have the resources for this life changing experience. You may have had a previous negative pregnancy experience, or you don’t feel ready for the physical changes of pregnancy. And the current Coronavirus pandemic, which is making life in general more stressful for many people because of the rapid changes taking place and having to adopt unfamiliar behaviours, will not be helping you to feel less stressed. Stress could cause problems for your baby, for example affecting your unborn baby’s growth, or an increased risk of problems with your baby’s future

Just Giving

Just giving is an online platform that allows you to donate money to any given charity or cause of your choice, our charity being one of them. The importance of Muma Nurture stems from the little knowledge and help out there for those going through difficulties; whether that be to do with infertility, pregnancy or related loss, our charity offers counselling, holistic therapies, support groups and drop in services for this. For us to be able to continue our services we need to ensure we have correct funding for our office and therapy rooms to our printer, the ink, paper, computers etc. Obviously current situations are uncertain and difficult for everyone mentally, physically and financially

Fertility and Stress

Stress can inhibit fertility for both men and women in various ways. For men steroid hormones may be activated by stress, resulting in lower levels of sperm production and/or reduced sperm health and quality. Stress is thought to cause lower levels of testosterone in the sperm which affects the sperm health and sperm problems are the main cause of male infertility. For women stress may result in the nervous system releasing stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, usually associated with the fight or flight response in stressful situations. This can lead to a shutdown of the reproductive system or other hormones being affected, resulting in reduced egg quality and/or delayed egg rel

Easter, Isolation and Postnatal depression

According to the NHS website, 1 in 10 women experience Postnatal Depression - PND - within a year of giving birth and it can also affect fathers and partners. Seeing all the seemingly perfect, happy new mums around us with their seemingly perfect, happy babies, can be difficult, especially if we don’t feel the euphoria others seem to feel about the new baby. If, for instance, our baby isn’t sleeping well, cries a lot, or if we can’t get along with breast-feeding, we may feel inadequate, not good enough, as mothers, women, wives, partners... PND can feel extra dark and painful during a holiday - like Easter - when everything is bright and colourful and we are "supposed" to (?) get together wi

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