I am a health professional (midwife, nurse, psychologist, GP, doctor, paediatrician, obstetrician) supporting women in the perinatal and postnatal period and I want to provide better psychological support. Can Becoming Mum help me?

Yes, absolutely!  Becoming Mum is written as a self-help book but it can easily be used by professionals who want practical ideas for providing psychological support for expecting and new mothers. 

Becoming Mum is grounded in the latest science including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory.  Becoming Mum is filled with simple and practical ways to bolster the psychological coping of mothers – strategies that can easily be incorporated into medical or midwifery appointments. 

For professionals delivering psychological therapy, Becoming Mum can be used as a guide to adapting Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for expecting and new mothers.  For example, Becoming Mum contains scripts for mindfulness, acceptance and self-kindness practices specifically adapted to the postnatal period.