While the impact of COVID-19 has been felt throughout the UK’s healthcare system, economy, and job market, studies have found that women have been hit significantly harder than men. How has the pandemic affected mothers, and how can brands help them regain a sense of balance?
As people demand more varied representation, they’re looking for realistic depictions of their lives. Make Motherhood Diverse counters the lack of diversity in mainstream portrayals of motherhood by sharing the stories and experiences of real mums from all walks of life.
COVID-19 has led to heightened stress among many, but a study finds new mothers are at a particularly high risk, with the rate of postnatal depression spiking during lockdown. As the range of mental health challenges grows clear, there’s room for a more nuanced approach to support.
As people around the world experience lockdown, parents are struggling to keep their children entertained and educated while maintaining their day jobs. Online platform Five Minute Mum provides daily inspiration through games that are quick and easy-to-assemble – and to tidy away.
Tracking apps, wearables, and telemedicine services hold the potential to transform healthcare for women. But just how much autonomy do these digital tools provide over one’s wellbeing? And as traditional healthcare models diversify, how can they best harness tech to serve female patients?