Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 in 5 women will experience depression during pregnancy. Depression may affect not only how you feel, but also the course of your pregnancy and the health of your baby. If untreated, depression may lead to adverse reproductive outcomes such as: pregnancy complications: nausea, vomiting, hypermeisis (intense nausea during pregnancy), and preeclampsia (high blood pressure)… Continue Reading

How to find middle ground between extreme work-related stress and self-care during pregnancy Are you pregnant and always on the go? Are you still working as much at your office or with your kids and never seem to sit down and catch a breath even though you are pregnant? More than 2/3 of all pregnant… Continue Reading

Losing a baby at any stage of pregnancy can be a big loss! It is estimated that 10-25% of pregnancies end up in miscarriages and less than 1% in still births, making miscarriages a fairly common occurrence. The Emotional Impact of Miscarriages on Women Although miscarriages are common, most people are unaware of how prevalent… Continue Reading