Category Archives: self care

A Non- Pharmaceutical Prescription for Symptoms of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety.

Although it would be hugely reassuring if we could pin-point one, specific, cause of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like PPD, experts in the field have not yet been able to be absolutely sure what causes these issues.  Actually, what … Continue reading

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A Breathing Meditation for New Moms

Breath is a magnificent thing.  Really.  Of course we need to breathe to exist, but we often forget how important breath is for mental health and  stress management.  Our brains need oxygen to thrive and breath is also a pretty … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Breathe

Seriously….. My guess is that throughout your day, you probably aren’t even realizing that you are doing it.  Did you know that the average person uses only 10-20% of their lung capacity? And….breath=life, right?  The more oxygen that we bring … Continue reading

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Placentophagia: New York Magazine Takes the Debate

A number of months ago, I wrote a post on Placentophagia (the practice of eating one’s placenta) that has become the most widely read piece on this blog.  Each day, at least one new reader finds me through a google … Continue reading

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When PPD/PPA Treatment Takes Longer Than You’d Like

I know that you want to feel better.  Fast.  Now. Yesterday.  Sooner rather than Later.  As quickly as possible.  I know. For many women, the hardest part of treatment is admitting that you need help.  For some it’s picking up … Continue reading

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When it Comes to Choices, Moms Know Best

You are the expert in you… Come visit me at Postpartum Progress and learn more…

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Your Questions Answered About Medication and PPD

Are you trying to decide whether or not taking medication should be part of your treatment plan?  Do you have questions about how medication works and how it might help you?  Do you have concerns about taking medication while also … Continue reading

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Finding Physical, Emotional, and Social Wellness

Come and read Part 2 of our Wellness Strategy building at Postpartum Progress. You can read Part 1 here.

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Why Wishing Away Your PPD Can Hinder Your Recovery

To learn more, come and hang with me at Postpartum Progress!

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When the Risk of Not Getting Help for PPD Just Isn’t Worth It

Yes, indeed- it is that time again.  Come and visit me a Postpartum Progress!

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