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Posts Tagged ‘moms’

Postpartum Depression Doesn’t Just End After One Year

Postpartum depression and other mood disorders are confusing. To start, there’s a lot of misconception about when the postpartum period ends. And that misconception leads to confusion and arbitrary rules about when and how moms can get help. It can also dictate the type of health care provider that moms have access to. Too many…

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5 Simple Self-Care Practices to Bust Holiday Stress

Holiday self care practices

Self-care has become a buzzword this year and for good reason. Until late last week I was reveling in all the glory that comes with the holidays. The shopping, the baking, the decorating and planning that make this season what it is. It was a Pinterest mom’s (yes, that’s me) dream come true. And then…

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How to Find the Right Therapist When You’re Looking for Help

Finding the right therapist is very important

When you’re looking to start therapy, finding the right therapist is the NUMBER ONE most important thing you can possibly do. In fact, getting yourself set up with the wrong therapist can be completely counterproductive and cause harm. Just because a certain practitioner is close to your home, or your best friend’s neighbor highly recommended…

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Body After Baby: How I Got a Life and Decided to Love Myself

Body After Baby_Learning to Love

Body after baby. We all worry, stress, obsess and fixate on what we look like after pregnancy, birth and mothering. I have yet to meet a mom that’s not given some time and thought to how they look after having babies. Our favorite celebrities bounce back after six weeks of giving birth and Instagram is…

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#metoo Matters for Moms and Our Mental Health

#metoo has brought to light what so many of us experience as women and have programmed ourselves to either ignore or just accept. Whether you’ve been sexually assaulted, harassed or your boundaries violated there’s no question this type of behavior is everywhere. We experience it day in and day out – at work, the bus…

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New Dads Are Depressed, But Don’t Call it Postpartum

Social media and the internet is abuzz with news that postpartum depression can affect new dads. As many new parents know welcoming a baby to your family feels like being hit by a truck. The emotional, physical and mental demands on moms and dads can feel insurmountable. But that doesn’t mean that what men and…

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Broken By Birth Trauma

‘Birth trauma’ hadn’t crossed my mind as I was preparing to have my baby. Why would it? Trauma was something that happened to other people and involved life and death experiences; hemorrhaging, pre-eclampsia and an emergency c-section, or problems with baby that required interventions. Oblivious, I assumed that scary things don’t happen to me, so…

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We’re the New Moms in Town

When it comes to working with moms and maternal mental health there are a lot of players in the game. Advocacy and awareness organizations, support groups, healthcare payers, researchers, providers, government, private industry and the list goes on. With so many people paying attention to moms and their mental health where do we fit? And this begs…

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