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Surviving the slump: Perinatal depression
Surviving the slump: Perinatal depression

But armed with an understanding of its causes, symptoms and treatments, things will start looking up before you know it. For some women, pregnancy and the weeks following the birth of their child are the happiest, most exciting times of their lives. But for others, this magical time is, well, less than magical. For women […]

Stay-cations: Take time off, relax, explore even if you aren't really on vacation
Stay-cations: Take time off, relax, explore even if you aren't really on vacation

It’s what we call a stay-cation: a vacation—complete with rest and relaxation—in the comfort of your very own home. Here’s how it works: Book your trip Take time off. Turn on your auto-reply and turn off your ringer! Just like you would for a “real” vacation, request a few days off work. If you’re saving up […]

Moody Blues
Moody Blues

The word “hormones” gets tossed around a lot during pregnancy, but what exactly is the reason behind the tears at the Kleenex commercial or the flash of anger you feel when your hubby brings home chocolate chip ice cream when you specifically asked for mint chocolate chip? Jokes about hormonal women abound—think, most recently, of […]

How to replenish your spirit
How to replenish your spirit

Many new mothers find it difficult to maintain their own identities once the baby arrives. We explore ways to fulfill your spiritual needs, both as a mother and a person. As most new mamas know all too well, taking care of a newborn doesn’t leave much time for…well, anything else. Yet it is vital to […]

Perfecting pregnancy: How to have a happy pregnancy
Perfecting pregnancy: How to have a happy pregnancy

Here’s how to have a happy pregnancy. Most expecting moms know the basics of a healthy pregnancy, like regular doctor visits, a nutritious diet and plenty of rest. But there’s more to a healthy pregnancy than snoozing and taking prenatal vitamins. Welcoming a new baby is life-changing, and it’s important to nurture your emotional well-being […]

How to cope with pregnancy stresses
How to cope with pregnancy stresses

We can’t take your worries away, but with a little luck we can help you figure out how to relax, unwind and enjoy the miracle of growing life. For some women, pregnancy can end up being more stressful than enjoyable. “I started my pregnancy thinking that this was going to be so fun and exciting, […]

Finding the right faith for your kids
Finding the right faith for your kids

After giving birth, many parents feel a sudden respect toward a higher power and realize that they’d like their children to be exposed to organized religion. Whether it’s the faith of their youth or a new adventure altogether, there are a lot of big decisions to make. Scott Haltzman, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry […]

Stress during pregnancy
Stress during pregnancy

We’re here to let you know why you should leave your negativity in the dust and pick up a fresh, positive perspective. You’ve prepared for the arrival of your baby in every way imaginable. You’ve taken your prenatal vitamins, baby-proofed every square foot of your house and received rave reviews from your Lamaze instructor. There’s […]