Maternal Journal


Maternal Journal promotes creative journaling as a way to explore thoughts, feelings and personal experiences around pregnancy, birth and mothering that can make a positive difference to mental health and well-being.

We support you to connect and explore your creativity and make your own personal maternal journal by sharing quick tools and techniques that fit in with everyday life.

We welcome all pregnant women*, mothers and people that birth, positively encouraging inclusion and diversity of experience.


Creative journaling to support mental health
and well-being


Journaling guide by poet and writer Hollie McNish

Getting started

There are nine journaling guides from writing exercises to poetry and visual art, created by a team of brilliant artists. You don’t need any experience, and the guides are quick and easy-to-use. We provide support to set up a Maternal Journal group or journal on your own.

See more journaling guides

Creative journaling | Hands illustration | Merlin Strangeway | Maternal Journal

Meet the Maternal Journal community

Welcome to the Maternal Journal community.

We hope you will share images with us from your journal by using #maternaljournal and tagging us on social media – find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Watch our short film to find out more about the project.


Latest news


*On this website, the use of the word ‘woman’ is intended as inclusive of any person who ‘births’ or identifies as a ‘woman’, ‘mother’ or ‘gender non-conforming parent’.