OUR BIRTH STORY
We became maternal health and wellness advocates through our own experiences of becoming mums. Having been healthy throughout our first pregnancies, we both approached childbirth with confidence and a sense of being well-prepared for everything. As usual in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum though, things don´t always go as planned. We both experienced major complications during birth and the postpartum period, which left us feeling bewildered and alone in trying to find answers and information. We were very lucky to have access to excellent maternal healthcare services, who worked hard to provide us with critical and timely care. Despite this, we felt that there was a lot lacking in terms of information, support, and services on offer to us.
Becoming a mother was a life-transforming experience for us both. Despite this major life change and intense physical experience, once our babies were here, a lot of the care and attentiveness became focused on our babies alone. We felt that this was a pretty big oversight, since in your fourth trimester and beyond, you as a mother need support and guidance just as much as your new baby does. The reality is that the process of recovering and rebuilding from birth is just as important as the pregnancy itself for the health, happiness, and growth of both mother and child.
Motherhood has ignited a strong drive in us to prepare other women for the expected and unexpected events that come with pregnancy and childbirth. We want to change motherhood for the better by giving mums the tools that allow them to look after themselves better. In the middle of our busy family lives, taking care of ourselves often takes a backseat. Still, we are acutely aware that a mother is only able to thrive when she is looked after too. If we can encourage mums to look after themselves more and make them feel less alone with the changes in their life and body, then we’ve done what we set out to do.
We founded Lola&Lykke to drive an enduring positive societal change that focuses on supporting the health and wellbeing of new mums, so that they in turn can cope better at home, at work and in the private sphere. We are on a mission to raise awareness and to educate people about the importance of maternal health and positive postnatal recovery.
Every pregnancy is different. No two birth are the same. Every mother has a story. It is our mission to create a safe community for mums, where they feel cared for and where they can find the support and information they need to thrive.