Being a parent can be an incredibly lonely experience at times and our research shows that 9 out of 10 mums have felt alone at some point, but it doesn't have to be that way. If we all made a little bit more effort to talk to each other, we'd not only help ourselves feel less lonely, we'd be helping others, too.
There are many different ways you can build your confidence and make new mum friends as highlighted in this video.
There are apps that are specially designed to help mums with similar interests meet, there's the Channel Mum Village, which is filled with vloggers who are all talking about what life with kids is really like, plus the Channel Mum Facebook Group, where there's always a friendly mum ready to chat - www.facebook.com/groups/channelmumgroup/
Did you know that 9 out of 10 mums are lonely? Channel Mum is asking you to take its YANA (You Are Not Alone) challenge to reach out to other mums and join the mum village. Watch these videos to find out more and hear other mums talk about their struggles with loneliness and how they're overcoming them. Subscribe to Channel Mum to see all our latest videos and read more about the YANA challenge here: http://www.channelmum.com/topic/you-are-not-alone/ Want to join in? Tag your video #CMYANA
Channel Mum and St John Ambulance have teamed up with TV’s Dr Dawn Harper for a series of videos explaining the basic first aid skills all parents and carers of children should have, plus how to spot the signs of serious illnesses and allergies, which may require immediate medical attention. Watch these and other first aid videos below:
Going for your baby scans during pregnancy is an exciting but often anxious time. These videos show mums having early pregnancy scans, the 12 week scan, a gender scan at 20 weeks, a 30 week scan and more. Discover the difference between 2D, 3D and 4D scans with our Ultimate Scan Guide and marvel at the footage of a baby moving in the womb with an MRI scan from the iFind project and King's College London.