There’s nothing quite like seeing double – two lines, that is! I have to admit – even though this baby is planned, when I first got a positive result, I burst into tears. And not happy tears, either. I was crying like a, well, BABY.
It’s not always easy to talk about postpartum depression or other maternal mental health complications like anxiety, panic, OCD and anger. Many new moms feel like others will think they are “crazy” or a “bad mom.” But talking about it is the first step to getting better.
Despite everything stacking up against my desire for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) – previous big baby, ultrasound estimating an even bigger baby, being overdue and having gestational diabetes – I was ultimately successful and delivered my second daughter vaginally.
Postpartum depression affects the whole family. Here are some tips that might
help you and your new mom along the way.
What’s the difference between postpartum depression and normal “new mom” stress? Check out this great post on Postpartum Progress.
Whether you’re pregnant or you just gave birth to your baby boy or girl, your child is the center of your world and you want the absolute best for him or her from the very start. But where do you start? This Saturday, April 30, Woman’s Hospital will host its semi-annual Baby Grand event to […]
Are you a serial breakfast skipper? Been known to nosh chips for lunch? Now is the perfect time to redeem yourself. When you’re pregnant, whipping less-than-stellar eating habits into shape should be one of your first goals. After all, the foods and drinks you take in every day directly impact your growing baby Below and […]
Our four-year-old daughter is very excited about becoming a big sister, and she’s maintained a very positive attitude about the new baby since we told her around week 12 of the pregnancy. (We didn’t tell anyone else before her, since it impacts her more than pretty much anyone else.) It’s good that we’re expecting another […]
Pregnancy is an amazing ride, but the morning sickness that often comes with it? Not so fab. So how to deal? Check out the following tips. (And take heart: Many women find morning sickness symptoms taper off or disappear altogether after 12 to 14 weeks.)
Whether you’re pregnant or you just gave birth to your baby boy or girl, your child is the center of your world and you want the absolute best for him or her from the very start. But where do you start? On Saturday, April 30, Woman’s Hospital will host its semi-annual Baby Grand event […]