Emotional Health · Parenting

Postpartum Depression: You didn’t cause this to happen

As a public health nurse I speak to many parents struggling with their adjustment to being a new parent.  They experience many different feelings, ranging from joy and excitement to guilt and sadness. Sometimes these feelings become so difficult that they start to feel overwhelmed and helpless. Many times it is the partner who is… Continue reading Postpartum Depression: You didn’t cause this to happen

Emotional Health · Parenting

Why a happy parent makes for a happy baby

As a nurse, one of my favourite things about delivering parenting programs in Toronto is hearing the personal stories of new parents caring for their children, and the things they learn along the way. There's one story in particular that sticks out to me, and it's one that I share with most new parents I meet in my… Continue reading Why a happy parent makes for a happy baby