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You may already know that up to 25% of women struggle with postpartum depression (PPD) after the birth of their baby. And if you’re struggling with PPD yourself, you also know how dark and lonely it can feel. The good news is, strong relationships help PPD. Of course, this may seem easier said than done… Read more

Techniques to Ease Symptoms of PPD — Relief From the Worst of Postpartum Depression thumbnail

When you’re struggling with postpartum depression (PPD), you need help. Use these techniques to help you ease symptoms of PPD and find some relief. Society and the media have often perpetuated the myth that having a baby is all sunshine and happiness. The moms in diaper commercials smile at dirty diapers. Celebrities pose with their… Read more

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How to deal with the pain of losing your baby on Father’s Day More often than not, fathers are forgotten in their grief after pregnancy loss. But fathers grieve the loss of a baby too. And Father’s Day after miscarriage can feel lonely, painful, and confusing for a fathers-at-heart. You were expecting to be a… Read more

How to Manage Anxiety After Birth thumbnail

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… Read more

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Mother’s Day can be a painful holiday for women after miscarriage and for those who are still trying to conceive. It can be a reminder of what is lost, or what you still don’t have but want with your whole being. You would give anything to spend Mother’s Day with your child. Every hand-painted Mother’s… Read more

Symptoms of PPD:  And how to know when she needs help thumbnail

Postpartum depression has received more attention and understanding over the years1, but how do you recognize it in your partner? Read on to learn more about the symptoms of PPD, and which symptoms mean your partner could use professional help. Both you and your wife or partner have just shared a momentous life experience and… Read more

The Hidden Trauma of Infertility and How Couples Can Cope Together thumbnail

Infertility is often referred to as a “struggle.” But unless you’ve gone through it, you may not understand just how traumatic it can be. There’s the demoralizing diagnosis, the enormous cost, the invasive procedures, the constant fear that it might not work, and, for some, repeated loss. Your hopes are dashed over and over. You… Read more

Infertility Can Be Traumatic–You’re More than Just Stressed thumbnail

Maybe you’re in the throes of infertility treatment. You’re taking time off from work, and you don’t know what the outcome will be in spite of your best effort to eat healthy, exercise, and follow medical protocol. Or maybe you’ve had your baby, but you can’t stop thinking about what you went through to get… Read more

Sperm donation and Relationships – How Couples Therapy Can Help thumbnail

If male factor infertility has affected your ability to conceive, you’re not alone. And if infertility has taken a toll on your relationship, you’re not alone there either. For some heterosexual couples, sperm donation is the best answer to infertility issues, but it can bring up some complicated emotions. Infertility often comes as a shock… Read more

Why Infertility Destroys Your Sex Life (and how couples therapy can help)

You tried for a whole year, painstakingly following your cycle, peeing on sticks, hoping and planning. That was already a buzzkill for your sex life, but you were so optimistic! When you didn’t conceive for 12 months, you went to the doctor and suddenly your life turned into a scheduling nightmare—taking time off work for… Read more