Help Promote Emotional Wellbeing for Expecting and New Parents
Angela began to feel a creeping anxiety and great sense of dread as soon as she gave birth to her now 16-month-old daughter.
"When I came home from hospital I felt like I had walked into our house but as a different person – it didn’t feel like my home. I could see the four walls and I could see the familiar surrounds but it felt really strange to be home and I started to feel quite fearful.
My daughter was really unsettled and would become upset a lot. I felt I couldn’t alleviate whatever was bothering her and it was really overwhelming for me. I felt a constant fear and panic that I wasn’t going to be able to settle my baby.
In my head I started telling myself that maybe I wasn’t cut out to do this. Maybe my personality and the way I operate is not right for being a mum. It really eroded my self-confidence. I felt really out of control as far as handling everything in my life – even little things.
It wasn’t until my obstetrician suggested I go and see someone at Gidget House that I found the help I so desperately needed."
Will you help new Mums like Angela access the care they need?
To read more about Angela’s story please visit our website
The Gidget Foundation helps Mums like Angela. We promote the importance of Emotional Wellbeing for new parents and provide information and education to community groups, workplaces and health professionals. We also provide programs and services to support pregnant mothers and new parents who feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed.
A gift of just $80 can help provide a counselling session for a distressed mother at Gidget House. Please help us to nurture and care for new parents and young families.
You can also help if you are planning to participate in an event such as the City2Surf. After you register, rally your friends and family for support and set up your own fundraising page. We’d love to hear from you if you plan to run in any event! The City2Surf, a half marathon, a marathon, the Color Run or any other challenge. We can provide you with a Gidget Foundation t-shirt and visor so you can feel part of Team Gidget!