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8 Tips to Relieve Stress During Pregnancy in 2022

8 Tips to Relieve Stress During Pregnancy in 2022

It's 2022. You've been stressing about working from home, a global pandemic, and day to day obstacles, and now...

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Mom Guilt is Very Real

Mom Guilt is Very Real

Here are some common feelings of guilt I've heard from mothers over the years.

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Baby Blues vs. Postpartum Depression

Baby Blues vs. Postpartum Depression

You may be wondering, is this normal or am I experiencing postpartum depression? When should I be concerned? This guide will help you determine what you're probably experiencing and what to do about it. Let's dive in.

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The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression

The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression, also known as postnatal depression or PPD, is one of the most common mental health disorders experienced by mothers. It can affect moms during pregnancy, after birth, or both.

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Anxiety during pregnancy & postpartum

Anxiety during pregnancy & postpartum

You've just had baby - congratulations! I'm sure you've been warned about the scary symptoms of depression during or after pregnancy, but I want to talk about the lesser-known cousin, anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum.

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Maternal mental health during pregnancy & postpartum

Maternal mental health during pregnancy & postpartum

The journey into pregnancy and motherhood can elicit a wide range of emotions. Often times, we find ourselves experiencing changing feelings on a daily or even hourly basis. Sometime's it's elation, while other times it's exhaustion, and sometimes it's sadness.

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a form of talk therapy. It is effective at treating many disorders such as: Anxiety Depression Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) Phobias The idea behind CBT is this: negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.

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How to Meditate in 5 Minutes

How to Meditate in 5 Minutes

Have you ever wanted to meditate but just didn't know where to start? Well, it’s easier than you think! All it takes is 5 minutes of your time for some deep breathing and relaxation.

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Insomnia: What you need to know for your mental health

Insomnia: What you need to know for your mental health

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Do you find yourself up late at night for no particular reason, tossing and turning until the sun comes up?

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What is PURPLE crying?

What is PURPLE crying?

PURPLE crying is an acronym used to explain the seemingly endless and inexplicable crying that some babies experience during the first few months. It doesn't mean the baby turns purple - it is simply a way of putting a name to this stressful period some babies go through.

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