Postpartum Depression

Fathers (and partners) are often the biggest supporters of new moms when they face the struggle of postpartum depression (PPD) or anxiety (PPA). These fathers and partners are on the frontlines, witnessing the difficulties of their loved one, and experiencing the effects of PPD on their relationship and on the family as a whole. Sometimes… Read more

Postpartum depression has received more attention and understanding over the years1, but how do you recognize it in your partner? Both you and your wife or partner have just shared a momentous life experience and a major life change with the birth of your child. It is normal for either or both of you to… Read more

Society and the media have often perpetuated the myth that having a baby is all sunshine and happiness. The moms in all those Pampers commercials are smiling like they enjoy the diaper-changing process. Celebrities pose with their new babies and cherubic toddlers made perfect by a team of makeup artists and lighting crews. These portrayals… Read more

Research shows that social connection benefits our physical, emotional, and mental health. When we have secure emotional connections, we feel more confident, more independent, and we’re more likely to be successful. It may not come as a surprise that a thriving intimate relationship is also based on emotional connection. But sometimes those relationships falter and… Read more

Having a baby is a period of great change. A new, sleep-deprived mom may feel overwhelmed because she is taking care of a newborn and scared by all the major life changes taking place. Up to 15% of new moms may experience Postpartum Depression. Postpartum Depression is most commonly understood as the result of hormonal… Read more

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

Feelings of Depression Soon After Childbirth Are Common… Most mothers (60%-80%) experience some emotional sensitivity, also known as “the baby blues” in the first week after childbirth.  These feelings usually spontaneously subside within 24 – 72 hours with the majority of new mothers.  When they don’t subside, both mothers and babies can suffer substantially. How… Read more

Have you ever wondered how you can best enable your child to thrive emotionally; feel confident; be inquisitive; develop healthy peer relationships; and be able to manage stress?  Many of the answers can be found in mother-infant bonding. Babies actively seek contact with their mothers and try to keep them close by smiling, cooing, looking… Read more