Pregnancy and early parenthood can be exhausting, at the best of times never mind during the challenging circumstances of COVID-19. Trying to meet the constant demands of your children during lockdown means intense feelings are inevitable.
To be able to deal with challenges of parenthood, we need to be kind to ourselves. Practise self-compassion, self-care and self-forgiveness when you fail to live up to your own expectations. Your children don’t need perfect parents – they just need good enough ones!
For further information on support available see: www.ni-maternity.com/mental-health