Category Archives: mental health

No guilt in going back to work

Como encarar o fim da licença-maternidade e a hora de retornar ao trabalho

Us at BabyHome understand: it really is one of the hardest things in the world to leave your precious little creature at day care, with grandparents or nannies and leave for work. After all, you just spent months dedicating almost all of your time to your child, so heartache ensues when you have to stay […]

Nervous or stressed? Give yourself a time-out

Mãe nervosa ou estressada? Veja dicas para relaxar

Many mothers, especially those who go back to their careers, experience a mix of emotions during this phase. With a sociable baby that interacts more and more, just thinking about going back to work and spending hours away from your child already makes your heart ache. On the other hand, after months of exclusively dedicating […]

Don’t neglect your relationships

Relacionamentos da mãe

Becoming a mother is an objective, a dream, a life-long project for many women. However, just because you’ve reached this goal with success – a cute and healthy baby in your arms is the living proof! –  doesn’t mean you need to put your interpersonal relationships in the back burner.  Maternity can “drain” your energies. […]

Baby Blues x postpartum depression: Know the differences

Baby blues e depressão pós-parto

In a given moment, you’re smiling and happy as can be with your little bundle of joy in your arms. Next thing you know, you’re feeling anxious, fearful, nervous, and even a feel a weird sense of sadness. The opposite of how you expected to feel in this long-awaited time of bliss and joy you’ve […]

Inspire yourself in these ideas to relax and pass time

Relaxar na gravidez

For friends and family, your pregnancy probably went by in the blink of an eye. For you, however, as fatigued as ever from carrying your bump from place to place, it seems like the day you’ll get to hold your baby won’t ever arrive! Of course, during this final phase, you won’t have a lot […]

The final stretch: everything you can and can’t do

O que pode ou não fazer na reta final da gravidez

Many pregnant women are overwhelmed by a wave of energy during the last weeks of pregnancy, but you should be careful not to go too crazy. A common theme between future mothers is called “nesting,” which consists of an inherent, absurd need to clean the house and make sure everything is neat and proper for […]

The importance of building a support network

Como formar uma rede de apoio materno

Regardless of if you plan on working after the baby is born, it’s important to consider who will be able to help you out with daily tasks during the first couple of days. Adapting to your new routine Newborn care and postpartum recovery can make this an exhaustive time in your life, even more so […]

Late pregnancy emotions

Como lidar com as emoções no terceiro trimestre da gestação

Do you remember when you’d cry out of nowhere and over anything at the beginning of your pregnancy? Well, get ready to face a whirlwind of emotions and drown yourself in tears again. Due to physiological (the hormonal imbalance) and emotional (nervousness and anxieties over the birth) reasons, the mood swings are back to consuming […]

You deserve a spa day at home

Fatigue, swelling, back and pelvic pain, tired feet, and legs…Pregnancy definitely has an exhaustive side to it, and the best way to curb it is by pampering yourself – a lot! Try putting aside one day out of the week – could be a Saturday or Sunday – when you have fewer chores and tasks […]

Forgetfulness and distractions are common.

Forgetting what you were going to say or what you were looking for, losing your car keys, forgetting your wallet at home…Being out of it during pregnancy is normal, due to the emotional and hormonal alterations. The increase in progesterone in the organism affects the area of the brain responsible for attention, which makes expectant […]