Category Archives: Baby Blues

12 Myths of Pregnancy and Postpartum

Myth # 1. When you are pregnant, you will feel better than you have ever felt.  In fact, you will glow! Fact: While some women describe pregnancy as wonderfully full- a time when they felt more energetic than ever, when … 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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The Soothing Role of Yoga and Chanting

Below is an offering from De West, a prenatal and postpartum Yoga teacher extraordinaire in Boulder, Colorado. While moderate and severe emotional distress really does require the support of a professional trained in the treatment of perinatal mood disorders, it … Continue reading

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