Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Mental Health: Postpartum Anxiety

New moms experience many new emotions after the birth of their baby, and some of those feelings may surprise you, such as anxiety. Postpartum anxiety is a common condition that is often overlooked because of the belief that new mothers are just naturally anxious. So, what are the symptoms and how does it differ from other postpartum mood disorders? And how can this condition impact a mother's ability to care for her child if gone untreated?


Modified: September 21, 2017 2:15 pm

Delayed Postpartum Depression: Relationships

Bringing home a baby is a major life-changing event. As parents, we are all adjusting to new baby and a new identity. This inevitably impacts our relationship with one another as well as with family and friends. What are the common stressors that trigger how we interact with other people? How can we communicate our feelings in a healthy and constructive way without creating distance? And what are some ways we can create reasonable expectations so our relationships can thrive?


Modified: August 24, 2017 3:16 pm

Delayed Postpartum Depression: Self Care

Being a parent inevitably involves sacrifice. There less money, less sleep, and less time for yourself. As a mother, finding time to care for yourself is essential but can seem like an impossible task. Not only may it seem impractical, but it may even feel selfish. How can you find the time and energy to help yourself so you can care for your children? How do you overcome guilty feelings of putting yourself before the needs of others?


Modified: June 01, 2017 11:13 pm

Delayed Postpartum Depression: Expectations

Sometimes parenting doesn't turn out the way we planned. We may envision our birth plan unfolding perfectly, followed by days, weeks, months or years of complete happiness as we watch our children grow. But reality can look much different. What happens when our expectations aren't fulfilled? How can that lead to depression and fears of failure as a new mother?


Modified: May 04, 2017 3:48 am

Dealing with Breastfeeding Guilt

Do you feel pressure to breastfeed your baby? Sometime we do this to ourselves because we were either raised in an environment supportive of breastfeeding or perhaps it wasn’t supportive of breastfeeding- and we want to change that. And sometimes the pressure comes from other sources. Regardless, it can result in a lot of guilt when things don’t work out the way you had planned. So, what do you do with all this guilt? How do you process it? And how do you overcome it?


Modified: November 23, 2016 7:31 am

Sleep During Pregnancy: Mental and Emotional Changes

We know sleep is important during pregnancy. Not getting enough can cause drastic changes both mentally and emotionally. What are some signs of sleep deprivation? How can you overcome sleep disorders while pregnant? Plus, simple tips to help you and baby get the restful sleep you deserve.


Modified: November 23, 2016 12:21 pm