Updated: Feb 11
So what are the 1001 Critial Days?
The first 1001 days refers to the days between conception to the child's second birthday.
Does it really matter what happens during pregnancy?
Yes, it really does!
During these 1001 days, babies brains are the most influential they will be until they reach teenage years.
The levels of Oxytocin (happy/ love hormone) and cortisol (stress hormone) that the mother experiences during pregnancy is known to affect the mental health of their unborn child.
These first 1001 days lay the foundation for everything that is to come. The ability of the baby to connect and trust, their health and wellbeing, their ability to learn and adapt, so let's connect to support babies and their parents and share and spread love!
What is Infant Mental Health?
Infant mental health is crucial to the development of good mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing throughout the whole life course. The discipline of infant mental health aims to get things right for the baby from the start, recognising when things are going wrong and working to support infants and their parents or carers.
We know that maternal mental health and relationship connections have an impact on the baby from conception until 2 years old. The sooner we can help to create community and support that community the sooner we will see the wellbeing of mothers and their babies improve.
Income and education is strongly related to
Babies who's mothers experience stress in the first 1001 have been found to
The Little Hartly Wellness Club is committed to connecting, supporting and loving all babies and families. Let's connect to create support for one another, for the new babies and all the mothers and fathers. Let's support the growth and wellbeing of new babies by slowing down, creating those vital connections and loving them with our whole heart.
My passion for support Mums to be and new Mums, comes from my own experience of being a very anxious expectant mother, and then inevitably an over anxious Mum.
During my pregnancy I sought out a therapist who had experience in dealing with overly worried Mums, now I am fully aware that all Mum's worry. But my worries stopped me from being able to be fully excited about the birth of my baby, until he was actually in my arms.
Since having him, and almost 2 years later, I am still learning who and how I could have been supporting myself and my Husband through that time. And I want to spread and share that information to be able to support others in similar situations.
Anyway, enough about me, at this point, it's all about YOU.. whether you're an expectant parent, trying to be a parent or you're already a parent, what affects you will always affect your little ones, so seek the help, find what feels right for you and find your village!