Whether you've had a baby 6 weeks ago or 6 years ago, being pregnant and giving birth (no matter if it's vaginal or c-section) causes changes in your body. Some of these changes can go undiagnosed and untreated even though they cause pain or negatively affect your quality of life. I'm not talking
Today is World Maternal Mental Health Day -- a time set apart to recognize and spread awareness about the maternal mental health crisis that exists around the world, and how it can be addressed.
First, let's take a look at the stats about maternal mental health, which includes disorders during preg
One of the things I love about the Lamaze book, Giving Birth with Confidence, is the collection of real-life stories and comments from people who have experienced pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenthood. When you know that you share some of the same thoughts and feelings as others, you feel
Today is World Maternal Mental Health Day and this week is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week -- events supported by the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health, which was formed in 2014 to address the critical public health crisis impacting women and families in the U.S. This May, they are
When it comes to changes in mood and behavior during or after pregnancy, one of the most common questions I come across as an educator, doula, and friend to other moms is, "How would I know if I need professional help, or if this is 'just hormonal' and something that I can manage on my own?" With re