Mumatopia founder Cas McCullough (right) is hosting a mothers support group for local mums like Mary Wex of Karana Downs with her seven-month-old son Jaylen.
Mumatopia founder Cas McCullough (right) is hosting a mothers support group for local mums like Mary Wex of Karana Downs with her seven-month-old son Jaylen. David Nielsen

Group helps young mums

SHE now has three healthy boys but motherhood hasn’t always been kind to Cas McCullough.

The founder of Mumatopia – a one-stop online resource for pregnant women and mums – said she had suffered post natal depression after the birth of her eldest son, 10-year-old Liam.

That experience encouraged her to found the Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Support Group, a forum where mums and their partners can discuss issues and concerns about pregnancy or early parenting.

“We wanted to provide an avenue for women to get together and talk about issues in a safe place,” Mrs McCullough said.

“I know I would have appreciated it when I was having my children.

“It crosses that barrier and connects women on the other side and enables them to share their knowledge and give support.

“Issues like post natal depression and anxiety can be talked about in a safe place.”

Karana Downs mother of two, Mary Wex, met the proactive local mum through her previous birthing and baby support group, which was founded in 2008.

She said with that group now morphing into the Gentle Parenting Support Group, she had been looking to re-join a group which focussed on early parenting.

Mrs Wex said with a four-year-old daughter and seven-month-old son, she was looking to share her experience with other mothers.

“I don’t think there are enough positive stories out there.

“I think it is good that Cas has created a group where people can talk about their experiences and get all the information they need.”

The group, which is run by gold coin donation, will meet once a month.

For more details visit, www.mumatopia.com/services-2/support



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