Archive of ‘Reproductive Psychiatry’ category

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Manhattan Psychiatrist: Dr. Amanda Itzkoff on Prenatal Depression

Prenatal depression, also known as antenatal depression, can affect women from the time they become pregnant and throughout their pregnancy.  It is also possible that left untreated, prenatal depression can have a detrimental impact on a developing baby’s birth weight and other vital health factors.  As a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine […] Read more…

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Coping With Depression After Miscarriage

Experiencing a miscarriage can be devastating for a woman.  The effects of not fully grieving from the experience of a miscarriage can lead to a spiral of bad feelings that can ultimately lead to clinical depression.  Having seen many women suffering from anxiety and depression relating to their miscarriages, I would like to assure you […] Read more…

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Learn About Infertility, Emotions and Mood with IVF and More

Infertility has profound effects on your mood and emotions. Many people tend to blame themselves for not being able to have a child, when, in fact, it’s no one’s fault. When faced with infertility, the first step many people take is to seek help from an infertility specialist. It’s important to know just how much […] Read more…

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New Moms! Self Care Tips Just for You!

Being a new mom is one of the most wonderful parts of life. As a new mom, you quickly learn that your usual self-care routine is anything but usual. Many new moms often feel like they’ve neglected themselves because the baby’s needs come first. Although you feel exhausted, it’s important to make time to take […] Read more…

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The Emotional Impact Of Miscarriage

Experiencing a pregnancy loss is extremely difficult. In fact, it’s one of the most difficult experiences a parent will ever endure. I will deal with the physical ramifications of miscarriage in a future post. In this article, however, I want to specifically discuss a range of topics regarding the emotional impact of pregnancy loss. ——- […] Read more…

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What You Really Need To Know About Sleep After Baby Arrives!

Are you expecting a new baby? If so, you’re probably wondering how your sleep is going to be affected by your new family member. After all, babies cry and they need a lot of attention…at all hours. So, how can you avoid being a “zombie” during these first few post-partum months? And, how can you […] Read more…

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Is Trying To Get Pregnant Ruining My Sex Life?

Sex, Conception, and Relationships When you’re not trying to have a baby, sex can be exciting, spontaneous, romantic, fun … and, well, SEX! When you’re trying to conceive, however, sometimes, it can be quite a different story. If this is the first month you’ve decided to “try”, you may experience new feelings around sex. If […] Read more…

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INFERTILITY TREATMENT: HOW TO NAVIGATE THE EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER

Most couples who decide to have children do so with excitement and joyous expectation. For 15 – 25 percent of the population, however, the journey toward parenthood is thrown off-course by infertility issues. Some couples in this situation opt for infertility treatment, which may include IUI, IVF, or third party reproduction. What many don’t realize, […] Read more…

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Postpartum Depression 101

In the last post we discussed the relatively unknown and misunderstood issue of Pre-Natal Depression. In this post, we’re going to discuss the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Post-Natal Depression (often known as Postpartum Depression). WHAT IS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION? You may be familiar with what is commonly known as the “baby blues”. In fact, up to […] Read more…

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Pregnant? Please Understand This “Lesser Known” Form Of Depression…

Postnatal (or Postpartum) Depression, often called the “baby blues”, is a generally well-publicized and well-understood depressive condition that can affect new mothers at any time during the first year of motherhood. Most expectant mothers are made aware of this potentially dangerous condition by their medical provider. And, because Postnatal Depression is so well accepted in […] Read more…

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