Most of us think that having a baby will be the happiest time in our lives; however not everyone feels joy or that "love at first sight" feeling. Feelings of guilt, sadness, stress, or anxiety can affect the early weeks and months of parenthood which can make it hard to enjoy a new baby. I've… Continue reading Postpartum Depression – it’s not your fault!
Becoming a parent can be an exciting time, but it can also be a time which brings stress, anxiety, lack of sleep and more. Many people may have heard about 'Maternal Mental Health', but did you know dads can get depression and anxiety as well after a new baby arrives? Paternal Depression and Anxiety (postpartum… Continue reading Can fathers get depressed after their new baby arrives?
Susan struggled with her mood during pregnancy. When she first felt herself slipping during the fourth month, she reached for her 'bag of feel good tricks'. She posted cheerful photos on Facebook, went for walks outside, cooked dinner, and drank kale smoothies. None of it helped. Although Susan's husband adored her and was a terrific… Continue reading Depression during pregnancy – it’s real…get help!
Looking back, you were so excited on the day of your baby's birth…she was so small and perfect, just what you expected. The breastfeeding took some time to master, but it got better. Now 3 months later you are constantly worried: "Am I doing this right? Is she getting enough milk? Is there something wrong… Continue reading Do I have postpartum depression or anxiety? What’s the difference?
Just had a baby and notice a change in the way you feel? It can be a difficult time. You're recovering from the delivery, not getting enough sleep, and caring for a new baby. Having a baby is a big life change, feelings ranging from joy and excitement to guilt and sadness can happen at any time… Continue reading New baby and feeling tired? Tips to increase your energy