Friendship, loneliness and life as a new mum abroad - Simone Scribes
Release Date: 06/08/2019
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It takes a village to raise a child – or maybe more importantly to support a mother.
But in this modern world where women are embracing global opportunities, so many of us find ourselves experiencing motherhood in a new county, country and culture.
In this episode of everymum the podcast, one of our favourite make up and skincare bloggers Simone of simonescribes shares her tough experience of becoming a mum while living an ex-pat life in The Middle East.
When life through Simone a curve-ball at 8 months pregnant her final month of pregnancy and labour were frantic, stressful and not what she expected.
The mental anxiety of this experience, a traumatic birth and the absence of her village left Simone feeling numb, depleted, alone and lost.
We learn about the role of her digital village and how it helped her to stay connected, how the people she met through her digital community became her strength and her lifeline and how despite the great benefits of this support, there really is no match for physical friendships.
As we aim to support every mum and every unique experience, this episode is such a powerful tale of one mums experience when the expectations of motherhood don’t match the reality, when circumstances lead to increased feelings of loneliness and how friendship is the key to support, confidence and joy.
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