I was so reluctant, but seeking professional help was the best thing I've done for me and my family.
The majority of women feel unprepared for how different exercise after a baby will be. But a pelvic floor check with an expert can set them on the right track.
Instead of mentally rehearsing the next day's to-do list, I began reflecting on everything I was grateful for:
I'll never be skinny. I've come to accept that. Instead, I'm going to focus on being healthy.
Doing something I loved without restriction was, in a way, a reintroduction to living.
Where women are the most likely to overuse social media, it's not surprising that most of us feel embarrassed to admit that looking at pictures has the power to make us feel bad.
'Mothers, especially tend to forgo little pleasures for themselves in the pursuit of motherhood.'
Following the birth of my first child and my return to full-time work, I evaluated what I was wearing and wondered; “Have I let myself go?”
New research shows that divorce is more damaging to adolescents than to younger children.
Nothing indicates where we are at in a relationship better than the underwear we choose.
It's nice to get affirmation from time to time, if only to reassure us we are not failing.
For fathers, nothing builds rapport with a senior manager like swapping stories about kids and grand kids...for mothers not so much.
Having a baby might just be the ticket to a more fulfilling career. Sarah Ayoub talks to mothers who maximised their maternity leave to find work-life balance.
Support for parents shouldn't end when parental leave does.
#1 Go easy on yourself.
But really, there is no such thing as going back to work.
While it looks like a holiday, the reality is very different.
I will never deny the fact that grief has a place when you give birth to a child who brings a set of circumstances very different to what you imagined. Because for nine months, I thought I knew my Georgie.
"Life has a funny way of giving you what you need when you need it the most."
In Australia, around 57 babies are born prematurely (before 37 weeks) each day. EB member Jannette tells her story about her twin sons, who were born at 24 weeks.
Essential Baby member Erin Law is a mum of three. Her daughter Bailey has autism, and Erin has Asperger's Syndrome herself. A year after her diagnosis, and on World Autism Awareness Day, she shares her story.
Essential Baby member Emma Bigwood always loved dogs - and now she's making a difference by helping save the lives of many canines. She shares her story.
As part of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we share a story from EB member Julia Watson, who has a daughter with Down syndrome. She recalls the ways her little girl has changed their family for the better ...