#6 The struggles and triumphs of pregnancy and motherhood in another country - with Lydia Nicholson
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Lydia Nicholson had all the support a mother could ask for when she had her first baby. Although her birth was traumatic – as first births so often are – she was surrounded by family, friends and a tight and incredibly supportive mothers group. She felt held, understood and supported.

When she was six months pregnant with her second baby Lydia, her husband and their 15 month-old moved to Paris, France, for her husband’s work. Ooh là là!
Sounds glamorous, doesn’t it?

It wasn’t.

In this episode of The Tough Mothers Podcast and Tough Mothers TV Lydia shares with us the challenges of giving birth and raising children in a foreign, non-English speaking, country. How her experience shaped her and changed her, and how she used her isolation and loneliness to go inwards to get to know herself and find what she needed, and how this allowed her to grow as a woman and mother.

In this episode of The Tough Mothers Podcast and Tough Mothers TV you will learn:

  • The importance of resourcefulness – What to create for yourself if you are having/raising your baby away from your support network 
  • Tips on how to combat sadness and loneliness in a foreign country
  • How to look for the silver lining in every cloud
  • The importance of meeting your own needs as a mother

For more information, details and show notes go to www.ToughMothers.com/ep6

Thanks so much for listening and for your interest in becoming a happier mother.

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