The impact of ideal images of ‘mother’ on postnatal mood

I recently read an interesting article on the possible link between how ideal images of mothers can effect the mood of mothers’ and which may contribute to postnatal depression, ‘Do ideal images of mother impact on postnatal depression?’.  I think this is a really important issue and one that needs to be challenged in our society.  We need more realistic views on the many ways in which women can be mothers.  So that new mothers can find their own way of being a mother without feeling like they are failing.  One of the ways in which we can challenge the dominant discourse in society is for mothers to begin talking about and sharing their own experiences with other mothers in an open and collaborative way.

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