Postpartum Depression

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

There’s no doubt about it, pregnancy loss is one of the biggest challenges that can hit a relationship. Even though an estimated 20% of pregnancies end in a loss, miscarriage is not a common topic of conversation, and partners end up feeling very alone—even within their romantic relationship. So how do you solidify your relationship… Read more

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. Perhaps not surprisingly, PPD affects dads and partners, too. Sometimes, the stress and resulting fatigue of new… Read more

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

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

If your relationship feels strained or tired, try using exercises for emotional connection to rejuvenate and strengthen your bond. 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… 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