Did you know that postpartum mood disorders are not just limited to mothers? As we continue discussing postpartum mood disorders (see our previous posts about this subject for more information), we turn our eye toward ways fathers can be affected after the birth of their children.
I first learned about this issue in reading . . . → Read More: Male Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
We’ve been writing about postpartum mood disorders, speaking with local mothers and care providers as well as discussing national resources. Unfortunately, one local family was unable to find support through postpartum depression.
Pittsburgh mom Alexis D’Achille gave birth to her child in August 2013 and suffered from severe postpartum depression. She sought help, but . . . → Read More: Night of Joy Fundraiser: Combatting Postpartum Depression
This is the third post in our series about postpartum mood disorders. Last week, we heard from Kirsten Pitini about her experiences suffering from postpartum anxiety. We also learned about Postpartum Support International from our western PA regional coordinator Brittany Edge. Today, we hear from Kathy McGrath, a Licensed Social Worker and director of Birth Partners, Inc., an . . . → Read More: Postpartum Anxiety: What Are the Symptoms & What Can We Do?
Recently I spoke with a mother who was told she needed to supplement her breastmilk with formula when her baby was just a few days old. The reason given was that the baby lost too much weight from the recorded birth weight. This is a story I hear quite often, actually.
Hearing such a . . . → Read More: Birth Weight and Fluids in Labor
By Andrea Summers
I was thrilled when Judy asked me to guest post about my home births to share with you all. I don’t have any amazing home birth stories like I read so many times, but each of my births hold a special place in my heart and I’m happy to briefly let . . . → Read More: Homebirth: One Mom’s Journey Through Four Births
One of the only things I accurately predicted about new motherhood was that breastfeeding was something I couldn’t study from a book beforehand. Sure, I knew the basics of it all and had a bare-bones understanding of human lactation, but nothing quite prepared me for what it would feel like to nurse that baby…all . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Good Beginnings
What are the best gifts for a breastfeeding mother?
I thought a lot about this question as I prepared for the arrival of my second child and people asked me what we needed. We needed nothing at all for him! But what would I have if I could receive any gift? What would be . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Gifts for the Breastfeeding Mother