Being a New Mum
Being a new Mum can be lonely.
Everything is suddenly so different. Even things that were simple before having a baby, like leaving the house, can be terrifying.
Nothing can prepare you for being a Mum.
After having children, I didn't know who I was anymore. I didn't recognise myself or my feelings. It didn't help that I put on 3 stone after having each of my children I didn't think I would ever fit back into my pre-baby clothes or my pre-baby life. I did and you can too.
I wanted someone to help me lose the baby weight safely while I had to sit on the sofa and feed for 12 hours a day.
It was hard enough managing my weight without a baby to look after.
Being a new Mum was lonely. I wanted someone to talk to about my birth trauma and the changes to my body who would understand and not judge me.
I wanted someone who wouldn't mind if my baby needed a feed or whether me or my baby started crying.
I desperately wanted to know how to adjust to this new life when everything was suddenly so different.
As a health scientist at Cambridge University for 17 years, I worked with over 2000 children and adults to improve health and wellbeing. I also published on the impact of becoming a parent on weight gain and diet.
When I had a baby, I needed to learn how to be healthy all over again.
I provide new Mums with the support they need to lose the baby weight safely while helping make life feel a little bit easier.