Your baby is 6 months. Perhaps 8 or 10 months old. You thought you'd "have it together" by now. Or at least feel like a version of your former self. You've managed to piece together some semblance of a routine and take care of the basics- you go food shopping, hit the park after the second nap occasionally. But you feel anything but together.Read More
Advocates are hopeful that by normalizing the prevalence of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), more women will understand the differences between the baby blues and postpartum depression. Greater awareness will allow for the realization that “something’s not right”— with me, my wife, my sister, my daughter, and thus more screenings for prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. PMADs are very treatable with professional help. With help you will feel better.Read More
When a woman is pregnant people are so eager to chat, engage and support her. Doors are held open by strangers. Family and friends gather to shower the expectant mother and her baby to be. Couples take babymoons to celebrate their time together as a couple and the new beginning that lies ahead. However, once baby is born, it’s not uncommon for mothers to be left behind while their new baby becomes the focus of attention— theirs and everyone else’s.Read More
You have a child, or maybe two or three. You want to grow your family but it's been 6 months or 12 and still nothing. Or you've gotten pregnant but have miscarried. Again, perhaps.
You discover on your own through your late night dates with google what you've got—Secondary infertility. No one's said it but that's what you've got.Read More
If you don’t speak up, the person you love might not get the help they need! Many women suffer in silence. Too many. More than 20 percent of moms are diagnosed with PPD; however, a recent study by BabyCenter shows that 40 percent do not seek medical help they need due to feelings of embarrassment, guilt and the expectation that they can get over it without professional help. There are many risks to mom and baby if postpartum depression or anxiety goes untreated, including:Read More
Someone you love has lost a pregnancy, her baby. You don’t know what to do. Or say. Or how to act. You’re wondering how to show your love for your daughter. Your sister, or your friend you adore so much she’s like your sister. You never had a miscarriage, or lost a baby and have no idea what’s the “right” thing to do or say.Read More