Postpartum Depression

Months of pregnancy bring with them many changes in a woman’s body and the expectations of holding and loving a new baby. The anxious arrival brings forth cries of joy, exhaustion, and often other feelings that you possibly did not expect. Many women experience feelings of agitation and resentment, mixed with tears and the desire … Read More

Adjusting to Life with a Newborn

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There is no moment more momentous than the moment you and your spouse are released from the hospital with your newborn baby. Your vehicle is all prepared with a properly installed 5-point harness car seat that is rear facing. Your diaper bag is all prepared just in case you have to make a pit stop … Read More

Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum depression affects 1 in 8 women during the first months following childbirth. This condition is brought on by different factors, and not all women feel, act, or are affected the same. Postpartum depression is the temporary depression in women that is directly related to recently giving birth. It comes in two forms: early onset … Read More

Breastfeeding and Your Risk for Alzheimer’s

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We know that breastfeeding offers a variety of health benefits both to newborn babies and their mothers.  After all breast milk contains the perfect mix of vitamins, proteins and fats to help your baby grow and is easier to digest than formula.  It can also help to boost your baby’s immune system and help him … Read More

Figuring Out Your Baby’s Cries

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Newborn babies cry for a variety of different reasons during the first few months of their lives.  After all, since they cannot yet talk, crying is one of their only means of communicating their needs.  This means it is up to their parents and/or caregivers to determine what they need when they are crying.  There … Read More

The Role of Fathers in Caring for Newborns

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Happy Father’s Day!  Today is a great day to recognize the tremendous role that fathers play in the lives of their children.  Our fathers shape us in thousands of different ways everyday and have a large affect on who we become as adults.  In fact, research has shown that children who live without their biological … Read More