BBC News today reports on recent research which shows that there is a lack of mental health or emotional support for new mothers after the birth of their babies. Becoming a mother for the first time is a life changing event. New mothers often feel they are entering into an unknown world where they lack confidence and skills. Research has shown that support from partners and other mothers can be extremely beneficial to new mothers as it increases their ability to cope with the demands of looking after their new babies. Mothers do not need to feel isolated at this time and there is support available to help them. If you live in the Reading area, please come along to my Mother Time support groups. Together new mothers can share their experiences and support each other through this life-changing time.