Category Archives: Depression & Anxiety During Pregnancy

The holidays are over… now what?

So here we are in a New Year. The hustle and bustle of the holidays are behind us – the decorating, shopping, gift-giving and entertaining are all done.  We hear all around us that it is time for new beginnings. … Continue reading

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Keeping calm and carrying on for mental health

At work, in our kitchen, is a poster with words of inspiration – apparently. I however, have tried to purposefully avoid reading it, until the other day when I sat down for a meeting and it was right in front … Continue reading

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Why your circle of support is so important after baby

As a  nurse I’ve had the privilege of working with new parents in the early days after their child is born.  I often get to hear stories about their birth experiences: the beautiful, upsetting, and the “not what I was … Continue reading

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Being a new parent can feel overwhelming

There is nothing quite as life-changing as becoming a parent. As a childless person you may have imagined what it would be like to become a parent. Maybe you pictured yourself rocking a sweet, sleeping baby; having fun picking out … Continue reading

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Surviving Postpartum Day 3: I Wish I Knew

Back and forth and back and forth in the rocking chair, babe in arms, singing You Are My Sunshine in monotone whilst bawling my eyes out for an entire day – that was my postpartum day 3. Or was it … Continue reading

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Talk to me – I’m just like you

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ― Leo Buscaglia … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and Parenting after Infertility

This post is the second in our Year of the Family 2014 series, a celebration of families. The pain and loneliness of infertility It took 3 years, 2 pregnancy losses and 4 intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles for my husband and me … Continue reading

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