Looking for an app specifically designed by psychologists and psychiatrists to help you and your partner prepare for having a baby? Smiling Mind and beyondblue have delivered an app that helps from day one of pregnancy through to two years after birth.
Topics include ‘Mind’, ‘Body’, ‘Mindful attitudes’ and ‘Partners’, which are tailored to meet you at any stage of your pregnancy and birth journey. There’s a tonne of different meditations that are designed for beginners through to more experienced meditators. There’s also information on how a child’s brain develops over time and the importance of mindfully caring for children. A few minutes spent listening to the guided meditations on the Mind the Bump app might be a help in easing stress, clearing the mind and even reducing the risk of developing a mental illness, such as depression or anxiety.
The app is for mums, dads, single parents and same sex couples, mindthebump.org.au
This article first appeared in CHILD Mags November 2016