Lizzie O’Halloran, a mother, author, presenter, Life Coach, and Counsellor with extensive experience in self-esteem, health, and happiness cultivation in mums of all phases in the child rearing process, has released her next mum self-help book – Perfect Mum: How to Survive the emotional rollercoaster of motherhood.
Written as a guide to help new mums sort their way through the psychological shock and emotional duress that comes with raising a newborn child, O’Halloran wanted to focus on the part of motherhood that starts when a child is born.
“There are so many books, websites, guides, and advice out there for pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and childbirth. What's missing are books that not only address and provide solutions for the emotions, depression, and overwhelming stress that befall many new mums around the world every single day, but that also provide a voice for mothers who have experienced these issues first hand,” said O’Halloran. “My book is targeted to aid these new mums on their quest to raise wholesome and happy children.”
O’Halloran manages Help for Mums, an informational and supportive website designed to provide mums with the tools, advice, and insight they need to feel confident raising their newborn children.
“According to PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia, up to 1 in 10 Australian women experience antenatal depression, and more than 1 in 7 new mums experience postnatal depression each year,” said O’Halloran. “Mums often feel embarrassed to ask for help. Perfect Mum provides a theoretically sound resource mothers can access in the privacy of their own homes.”
Perfect Mum aims to break down the myth of the perfect mother and equip mothers with the tools, techniques, and ongoing support to cope with the demands of motherhood and fragile self-esteem post childbirth. Most of all, it focuses on establishing a sustainable happiness in all mums.