Orri and Wednesday’s Child, for Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week – Guest Blogger

Orri and Wednesday’s Child, for Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week – Guest Blogger

For this year’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, we’d like to draw attention to the experience of having an eating disorder whilst being pregnant or having just given birth, and the unique complexities associated with this stage of life.
In effort to widen this non-judgemental, accepting space in which some of the more unspoken aspects of motherhood can be shared and considered, Orri spoke with Wednesday Child’s Perinatal Lead, Abigail Reynolds.

Maternal mental health

Maternal mental health

Maternal mental health has traditionally been a challenging area to approach, as it is often surrounded by silence and a reluctance for exploration. People can feel very uncertain about what to say and how to approach it. Here are our thoughts for Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week…

Pregnancy, motherhood and eating disorders

Pregnancy, motherhood and eating disorders

This week is Maternal Mental Health Week, and the team at Orri are grateful for a space in which some of the more complex and unspoken aspects of motherhood can be shared and considered. The aim of this week is to raise awareness of the impact of mental illness both during and after pregnancy. For many this is a difficult area to approach, it is often surrounded by silence and a reluctance to explore for many reasons, but often because people feel uncertain about what to say and how to approach it.