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Healthy Relationships

Attachment Theory and Good Enough Parenting

Attachment theory is a complex, broad theory that encompasses human, primate and mammalian behavior. It’s a biologically based relationship defined and strengthened (either positively or negatively) by the quality and quantity of social interactions with the baby’s immediate family and social environment.

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BirthTouch®

Infant massage is good for both mom and baby!

As all grandmothers say, these years really do fly by! (Istock:damircudic)

As a licensed massage therapist, certified aromatherapist and licensed professional counselor, I’ve studied and personally witnessed the effects of touch on mood for over 25 years in myself and my clients. Last fall, I took a Joy Dua’s class for LMT’s called Infant Massage Therapy and Technique. It was really an enjoyable class. I was energized and restored from spending a few days with the kind-hearted people in the class, who all choose to spread love in the world!

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BirthTouch®

SLEEP AND BABIES AND CHILDREN: Third most asked question

SLEEP AND BABIES AND CHILDREN???

SLEEP! is one of the top questions I'm asked about in my practice! (Istock:dlinca)
SLEEP! is one of the top questions I’m asked about in my practice! (Istock:dlinca)

is the third most asked about subject parents ask me about in my practice, behind question one –  What is the effect of divorce on children? and question two – How to help children cope with anxiety!

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BirthTouch®

Touch in the NICU: Good for Babies, Moms, Partners

 

Touch regulates your  baby's psycho-biology. (Istock/gabyjallbert)
Touch regulates your baby’s psycho-biology. (Istock/gabyjallbert)

You, at your fingertips, possess an inexpensive, powerful way to reduce feelings of isolation, depression, anxiety and grief in only ten minutes a day.

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MindBody Therapies

Guest Post: Matt Logan (Music Therapist) and a Perfect Lullaby

Mom’s voice is perfection to her baby

 

Today I am pleased to have Matt Logan, MA, MT-BC, a board-certified music therapist, offer a guest post about the enhancing effects of music for the mother-baby relationship. Matt writes knowledgeably about the positive effects of music on our emotions and physiology. He works as a music therapist at a children’s hospital in Oakland, California., with kids of all ages and backgrounds and he loves this work! He runs two websites: A Perfect Lullaby and Music Therapy Source.

Matt Logan, MA, MT-BC
Matt Logan, MA, MT-BC

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From the Editor

Guest Community Manager(April) for Lamaze

Science and Sensibility

 

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BirthTouch®

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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BirthTouch®

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

Share Your Story – Postpartum Psychosis

Janet’s Experience – Postpartum Psychosis & Recovery

 

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BirthTouch®

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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BirthTouch®

Facing Your Fears of Parenting a Newborn

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.