Mamas In Lockdown

Mamas In Lockdown is an emotional and inspiring collection of personal stories from over 70 parents who were pregnant or gave birth during the Covid-19 pandemic in Aotearoa New Zealand, particularly during the time of alert levels 4, 3, and 2.

Author, writer and advocate for mums, Denise Ives is 100% committed to honouring these incredible wāhine and their families in this beautiful book. 

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, especially those having a baby. From giving birth without the support of a partner or chosen midwife, to having a home birth instead of a hospital birth - the changes have been unexpected and disconcerting for many. While supporting families with breastfeeding during the lockdown period, it became very clear that parents needed to talk about what had happened. Many hours were spent listening to parents, and Denise knew how therapeutic writing their stories had been for a couple of these mums. She put out a call for others to see if they wanted to write their story to share in a book. Denise was flooded with many incredible, heartfelt, emotional and empowering stories.

Parents need to tell their stories, they deserve to have them heard, so buy your book now!