Posts Tagged ‘baby’
Share Your Story – New series from BirthTouch!
Ann Kirchner, CD(DONA) has graciously agreed to share her personal story of her birth, birth trauma, post-traumatic stress symptoms, and her struggle to just get recognition and diagnosis and treatment for severe postpartum depression.
You remember the intensity at the beginning of your relationship: you were enveloped in an intense, highly sexual relationship; finishing sentences for each other, craving his body against yours. You ate out when you felt like it, had fun cooking together, and spontaneously escaped to romantic getaways. A life of freedom and fun!
Then, you and your partner planned to start a family together! Baby sex was heavenly. No need for birth control. The primal feeling of making love to have offspring was intoxicating. And when you found you were pregnant! The excitement!
In Part Five of my Infant Sleep Series, I revisit Dr. Sears’ bed-sharing and attachment parenting books as I am today, the mother of a 17-year-old son and a trained and experienced Licensed Professional Counselor. I first read about Dr. Sears philosophies as a new mother learning how to breast-feed and learning how to parent, so long ago.
World Mental Health Day Blog Party: Coming Out of the Closet About Depression and Postpartum Depression
Hey there! Honored to be part of PsychCentral’s World Mental Health Day Blog Party! Today, as an LPC, I could write another professional blog about treatment options or family dynamics; like outline a specific self-care relaxation, expressive or cognitive re-framing exercise.
Did you know that women are twice as likely to suffer a mood disorder than men, and this risk of depression begins at puberty? Women’s moods are influenced by biological, psychological and social factors. Are you at risk?
I am in Seattle from Wednesday to Sunday for Postpartum Support International’s (PSI) Annual Conference. I just attended the first day of Psi’s Perinatal Mood Disorders Training with Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, and Pec Indman, EdD, MFT.
So far so great!
Pregnancy is a time of spiritual & psychological growth, but can also be a time of uncertainty. Personal issues as being in a relationship, balancing career and motherhood, and being a good parent may start to show up. During this time of change, intense emotions may come up as you re-evaluate your ideas about life and relationships.
Much joy and much stress may show up, as you wonder about how it will be to become a parent. If you experienced abuse in your past, you may wonder if you can parent calmly, even if you are determined to break the cycle of abuse.
This is number four in my review of the seemingly endless books on Infant Sleep Methods currently out there. I’m demystifying the field of infant sleep for new moms, to make it a bit easier. I mean, who can read a two hundred page book
when you are trying to get some shut-eye with your newborn in the middle of the night?
Good Enough Night-time Parenting Styles
Hey everyone! Back after a long blogging break! If you visit my Twitter and Facebook feeds, you know that in February, I fell on the New Jersey ice and got a mild concussion. I was trying to work at my usual pace, but the doc suggested I pretty much stop reading and writing to allow my brain to rest! Tough order! But it sure helped alot! It’s April and I’m coming back slowly!