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Having a new baby is a very emotional experience.   As a mother, you may feel a myriad of emotions – everything from excitement and happiness to worry and fear. You may worry about your ability to take care of your baby. Some anxiety is normal – it is there to help you protect your baby… Continue Reading

Worried Pregnant Woman

In our society, pregnancy is often idealized as a total “bliss.” Even early stages of pregnancy are celebrated on social media with postings of ultrasound pictures, invitations for gender revealing parties, and baby showers. While it is understandable that women want to share their excitement about their child-to-be, it can also creates a great deal… Continue Reading

Stressed Pregnant Woman

Pregnancy is an intense experience for everyone. It puts new demands on your body and your mind. The constant physical and emotional change can be taxing. Pregnancy can compromise your ability to cope at your work, nurture your relationship, or take care of your child. While pregnant, you likely have little or no time to… Continue Reading

Pregnant Woman

How to Cope With a Decision You Wish You’d Never Had to Make If you want to start a family, pregnancy can be an exciting time. Like most parents, you expect the best. You start planning your future as a family and your life with your new baby. But, when your doctor detects a birth… Continue Reading

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If you have experienced a miscarriage, still birth, or premature birth where your baby did not survive, you are probably in a great deal of pain. Losing a baby is difficult, not only for the parents, but often for the whole family. Losing a Baby Is Traumatic Losing a baby is painful and devastating. You… Continue Reading

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How to manage the complex emotions that arise while making a decision about your pregnancy with multiples Twin and triplet pregnancies are on the rise due to the increases in the use of fertility treatments. Twin pregnancies can be a little bit risky, but pregnancies with triplets or quadruplets can present significant threats for both… Continue Reading

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Most of us want to be in a relationship.  For women in particular, the quality of their relationships is closely related to their emotional well-being.  Having a close relationship with your partner can help you feel confident, inspired, and energized enough to reach your goals.  A strong relationship can also help you face life’s biggest… Continue Reading

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Dealing with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy will be one of the biggest challenges you (and your partner) will face.  You may be concerned about your increased sense of responsibility or grieve the loss of your current independent lifestyle. If you are in a stable relationship, you and your partner may not have the resources… Continue Reading

There is no doubt that the birth of a child is an intense experience.  Your body goes through the physical transition of delivering a baby and you become a mother. Many women are afraid, or at least nervous, as they anticipate their labor; yet they are always hopeful that they will end up with a… Continue Reading

Pregnancy is a time of significant physical and psychological change.  A woman gives birth not only to her baby, but also to her new identity as a mother.  This is a gradual and lengthy process that starts when a woman mentally “conceives” her baby; continues through conception and pregnancy; and doesn’t end until months after… Continue Reading

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