Mothering the Mother: Ways to Support Mothers During the Postpartum Period

In the days, weeks, and even months after childbirth, much of the attention and focus tends to be on the new addition.  Everyone wants to see, touch, and hold the baby. Soft voices and gentle bounces help soothe the baby when he…

What to Do When Your Thoughts are in the Driver’s Seat

If you set a timer for one minute and sit in complete silence, I’d be willing to bet you would have at least one thought enter your mind. You might try to tell yourself “don’t think of something, don’t think of something”…

Pregnancy and Infant Loss: How to Support Loved Ones

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, which aims to shed light on the challenges that women and families face through these losses.  While pregnancy and infant loss is not uncommon, it is often not discussed openly, leading to increased isolation…

Nurturing Yourself through Self-Compassion

Take a moment to think about a recent failure, mistake, or decision that did not turn out like you had expected.  Next, see if you can replay the internal dialogue that took place as a result in your mind’s eye and write…

What are Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders?

Pregnancy and after childbirth are periods that hold many emotions for…

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