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Maternal Mental Health

Coping with COVID: Anxiety Webinar Week 2

Dear friends, Week two of full-on social distancing, adjusting to full time childcare while working, as I know many of you are as well. I’m using coping skills all the time these days, and I want to share what’s working for me. This week’s webinar offers more skills for crisis management, distraction ideas, experiencing your […]

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Coping with COVID: School closed, now what?

Stressed? Anxious? Nervous? Overwhelmed? Most of us are at the moment. Our world has quickly become a place of uncertainty between the news, social media, texts and new terms like “flattening the curve” and “social distancing.”  Many parents are adjusting to a work-school schedule that is completely different. This can be unnerving, and anxiety right […]

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Birth Plans and Birth Trauma

As a psychotherapist specializing in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), I’ve worked with several moms who are traumatized because their birth didn’t go according to plan. Mom planned a water birth, but needed to be monitored so she couldn’t be in the water. She wanted to go naturally but baby was way overdue and […]

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Tips for Dealing with the “Mother-Load”

While there’s a ton of new-parent advice freely offered out there from the moment you conceive…one thing I never heard anyone talking about until recently was “the mental load.”  You see, when men become fathers, their life doesn’t really change all that much. Yes, becoming a parent is an enormous change and providing for and […]

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