Archive of ‘Pregnancy’ category

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Why Am I Depressed During My Pregnancy?

While many women experience the elation that one might expect with pregnancy, other women experience fear, sadness, and depression. In fact, up to 23% of women struggle with some symptoms of depression during pregnancy. Unfortunately, depression in pregnancy is often misdiagnosed as another type of hormonal imbalance. It is extremely important for mother and baby […] Read more…

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