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
By Wendy Davis, PhD The proper support of new mothers, babies, and their families requires a whole chain of care that goes from the earliest prenatal care all the way through the first early year
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.