Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss

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

A few ideas for navigating the season of joy (and stress) when everyone knows you don’t have a baby yet. Trying to conceive is not always a bottle of wine and a bouquet of roses. For some, the process can be arduous and emotional. As supportive as family and friends are trying to be, their… Read more

Though pregnancy loss affects both men and women, they respond differently. The father’s reaction to the loss of a baby is often less outwardly obvious compared to the mother’s expression of grief . This difference in grieving may be wrongly interpreted as “men do not grieve the loss of a baby.” That is certainly not… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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