Feeling Depressed Because Your Relationship is Not Meeting Your Needs? thumbnail

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… Read more

How To Deal With An Unplanned Or Unwanted Pregnancy thumbnail

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Most parents state that their children make them happy.  If that is true, if parents are indeed so happy, how come many often complain about feeling exhausted and stressed-out by their kids, along with being torn between work and child care? There is no doubt that parenting is emotionally and physically taxing- couples with babies… Read more

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)… Read more

Finding the right treatment for depression can be challenging.   Below, you will find a discussion of the available research that may help you decide on your best treatment options. When you are depressed, it easy to lose hope and forget that depression is a treatable problem.  Finding the best treatment or therapy can help… Read more

The Mind-Boosting Benefits of Motherhood How Motherhood Can Improve Your Mental Skills, Intelligence, and Preparedness for the Working World If you have a baby or small children, you may often feel like you have permanently lost your mind, leaving it behind with your pre-baby self.  You may feel forgetful, scattered and like you are barely… Read more

The break-up of a relationship ranks as one of the most stressful life events- it’s up there with the death of a loved one.  After the initial shock, when you may feel like you were just hit by a truck, sadness and loneliness often take over.  You may feel “a part of you has died,”… Read more

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… Read more