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New Parents Get a Helping Hand to Cope With Stress

November 29, 2011 2:31 PM

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New parents struggling to cope with having a baby now have a helping hand thanks to the launch of a new booklet.

‘So You’ve Just Had a Baby?’ is a practical guide for mums and dads who may be feeling stressed following the birth of their child.

As well as looking at what parents can expect to feel following childbirth, the booklet covers common concerns such as the Baby Blues, feeling anxious about leaving baby, getting through each day, and getting back to feeling like yourself again.

Written by a team of mental health specialists from Glasgow City CHP’s STEPS team and Caledonian University, the booklet will be launched on December 8. Anyone wishing a copy can obtain it from http://glasgowsteps.com or [email protected].

Carol Richards, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and one of the co-authors*, said: “Most new parents feel stressed in some way – as I remember only too well! We hope this booklet helps them recognise this and gives them some good tips on how to manage it.

“By teaming up with Eleanor Forrest from Caledonian University, we’ve been able to cover all the bases to produce a simple, straightforward guide for all new parents who might be feeling stressed. We think everyone who’s just had a baby will find this booklet useful.”

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Notes to Editors

The authors of the booklet are Carol, Dr Michael Killoran Ross (Chartered Clinical Psychologist), Simon Stuart (Assistant Psychologist) and Eleanor Forrest (Midwifery Lecturer with Caledonian University).

 
More information Dawn Thom, Glasgow City CHP 0141 277 7561 or Laurina Hewson on 0141 277 7455.



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