CategoryMaternal Mental Health

Birth Plans and Birth Trauma

As a psychotherapist specializing in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), I’ve worked with several moms who are traumatized because their birth didn’t go according to plan. Mom planned a water birth, but needed to be monitored so she couldn’t be in the water. She wanted to go naturally but …

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Tips for Dealing with the “Mother-Load”

While there’s a ton of new-parent advice freely offered out there from the moment you conceive…one thing I never heard anyone talking about until recently was “the mental load.”  You see, when men become fathers, their life doesn’t really change all that much. Yes, becoming a parent is an enormous …

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