May is Mental Health Month. As childbirth education advocates, Lamaze believes that mental health during and after pregnancy is critical to the health and safety of moms and their babies.
If you're just tuning in piece, be sure to check out the first piece in this two-part post, Kathy's review of Wendy's book, "Nobody Told Me... My Battle with Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder."By Kathy Morelli, LPC
When Wendy Isnardi published her book, I had to read it. I love reading books in this genre: books written by real women in the perinatal mental health advocacy community. I love the real life stories about women putting themselves out there kicking the perinatal mental illness stigma!
New Year's resolutions may take on more meaning if you're preparing for the birth of a child in 2013. This year, perhaps for the first time, "join the gym and lose 10 pounds" isn't on the list.
In light of the horrific and tragic events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, Giving Birth with Confidence will be dedicating our posts this week to providing resources related to mental health and wellness.