mental health

10 Things to Know about Postpartum Depression + Anxiety

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The most common complication of pregnancy is under-diagnosed and under treated. “Just under 4 million women will give birth in the United States this year (2017).*  Of that number of new mothers, nearly 20 percent, will experience some degree of postpartum depression.  “This depression is the most common complication of pregnancy. Yet many new mothers […]

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Family and Politics: 4 Tips to Avoid a Family Disaster

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Holidays with family are a stressful time under normal circumstances, but add this year’s political race, and you have the potential for WWIII! Politics is a subject to avoid with people in general, but when it comes to family, this is even more relevant. Someone in the family often starts off the conversation innocently enough, […]

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Stop Falling in Love, Start Rising in Love.

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A few years back, I had a conversation with a friend who was in his late thirties. We talked about the weather, politics, and movies, and then our discussion turned to love and relationships. “So when are you getting married?” I asked him. “I don’t know,” he answered. “I’m looking for the perfect one, you […]

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Dr. Jessica Zucker: Shifting The Miscarriage Conversation

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Meet Dr. Jessica Zucker, a psychologist and writer based in Los Angeles who  specializes in women’s reproductive health and maternal mental health. Jessica is a mother herself, and was working in this area long before her devastating 2nd trimester miscarriage. In 2014, bravely launched the #IHadaMiscarriage hashtag campaign with a viral New York Times Motherlode piece […]

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Pregnancy Loss: Etiquette & Tips for Supporting A Loved One

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When someone you love has a miscarriage or stillbirth, you may feel helpless and uncertain about how to respond. And you might not get it right. If you’ve never experienced such a loss yourself, how can you know what your friend or family member needs at this unfortunate time? As someone who has been there, I […]

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