Life changes completely and forever once you become a mother. Regardless of whether a woman feels that she herself has changed, her life has indeed changed; and it has changed in all-encompassing ways. New mothers have new skills to learn, new relationships to form and old relationships that need reframing. The new mother is also faced with new responsibilities and her life, certainly in those early months, is completely different to anything that she has experienced before.
Inevitably this new life with a baby will have an impact on the mother; it may cause her to re-evaluate herself and her life and the way she lives it as a result of becoming a mother. Whatever the mothers’ perspective or experience, or how prepared or otherwise the mother might feel, until she is holding her new baby she will not really know what it is like to be a mother, or how her experience will play out in the days, months or years ahead.
The aim of Mother Time is to create a space for mothers, to give time to allow them to make sense of their experience and to give support during this life changing time. Support is offered at a variety of levels depending on the mother’s need. Most mothers seek individual support through Psychotherapy and Counselling; however some mothers are interested in re-evaluating their life and it’s direction in light of becoming a mother through Life Coaching, where they might also explore issues such as returning to work. Further support groups are currently being developed. These are intended to enable mothers to explore what being a mother means to them or to gain emotional or peer support from other mothers going through similar experiences. Whatever the mothers’ need there will be the much needed support here to help mothers in their role so that they can live life in the best way possible.