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2009 - Skiing at Windham

2009 – Skiing at Windham

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Part One: EMDR to treat Birth Trauma or PTSD (Onset Childbirth)

 This originally appeared in Science and Sensibility

Part One: Research review: Evaluating EMDR as a Treatment Modality for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (Onset Childbirth)

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Bullied as an Adult: Making Sense of Mean-ness ?

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For the American Psychological Association’s Blog Party for Mental Health Month, I decided to write about being bullied as an adult. Here’s my experience in a nice middle class neighborhood in northern New Jersey.

Eleven years ago, we stretched our budget and moved to our nice neighborhood with a good school system.

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Grant Funded Community Doula Program

Jill Gerken Wodnick has written a Guest Post about the Hudson Perinatal Community Doula Project  for Science and Sensibility today.

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New Research – Changes in Labor Patterns Over 50 Years

New research was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Katherine Laughon, MD, and her colleagues, D. Ware Branch, M.D., Julie Beaver, M.S, and Jun Zhang, Ph.D., M.D., (2012) examined differences in childbirth labor patterns over the past fifty years, comparing data from a large study in the 1960’s with data from a large study in the 2000’s.

 Two of their major findings was that women;’s labor patterns  have lengthened by about 2.6 hours!  And that cesarian section rates have quadrupled.  The researchers state that there are differences in maternal characteristics as well. However, the research team controlled for many factors.  Their conclusion was that the longer labor times for women and the increase in cesarian section is due to changing patterns in obstetrical practice. The researchers state that more research needs to be done to reach firm conclusions.

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Perinatal Mental Health Join Us at the ICAN Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) of Greater Essex County (NJ) meeting, hosted by Lakeisha Dennis, at 6:30 PM in New Jersey. The meeting will be held at Seton Hall University in New Jersey in the Arts & Sciences Building, near the School of Nursing.

I will be discussing perinatal mental health, risk factors, birth trauma, differential diagnosis and the ways birth professionals can support their clients/patients.

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Share Your Story: Janet ‘The Laundress’ Postpartum Psychosis Story

Share Your Story – Postpartum Psychosis

Janet’s Experience – Postpartum Psychosis & Recovery

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Share Your Story – Ann Kirchner’s Birth Trauma and Postpartum Depression Story

 

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.

 

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Invisible Pain – Mental Illness

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. – Dalai Lama


Dr. Ann Becker-Schutte wrote a blog post called Invisible Pain, discussing how people with chronic invisible illnesses such as fibromyalgia, diabetes, Cushings Disease, etc. might be silently suffering and dismissed as having pain “all in their head.”  

 

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