Building Your Tribe in the COVID era
New families are currently facing enormous challenges and uncertainty, thanks to the realities of living within the restrictions of a pandemic.
Nearly all parents will find the months after birth to be a period of adjustment that requires every possible set of helpers, however in these times, help can be very difficult to access. The first 6-12 months of parenthood can be particularly challenging for new Mums, as this is traditionally a period where their mental health and wellbeing are under immense pressure. When access to help from grandparents or other family members is limited or unavailable, this can result in significant mental health challenges.
Now more than ever, it is important to build a tribe or village and make contingencies for a very unpredictable world.