Newborn Sleep

Did You Know That 1 in 5 Women Experience Postpartum Depression?

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Written by Dr. Shosh   I’m a survivor of two life-threatening postpartum depressions.  At the time of my illnesses, there was no help for me. The great news is that, if you’re suffering from depression in pregnancy or postpartum or know someone who is, there’s help now.  For the last 24 years my mission has been to educate medical and mental health professionals, and work directly with women and their…

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“When Should I Stop Swaddling My Baby” – Weaning Your Baby Out of His Swaddle

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Many parents of newborns worry that they will have to actively “wean” their baby from swaddling.  Luckily, babies often send clear signals that they don’t like being swaddled anymore as they get more mobile. On average, babies are ready to be weaned off swaddling between  3 and 4 months of age. However, many babies continue to enjoy being swaddled for naps while not be swaddled for night sleep. That’s ok! It’s more difficult to…

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Symptoms of Postpartum Depression – This is Not Just the Baby Blues

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I recently went to a workshop on Post Partum Depression (PPD) and was shocked and saddened to hear how prevalent and largely untreated PPD is. As a mother and social worker, I felt compelled to write about this topic in my newsletter and to encourage each of you to speak up, share your stories and feelings, listen to a friend’s story and seek professional help if needed. In last month’s…

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Sex After Baby – Enhancing Intimacy after your Newborn Arrives

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Ellen was overcome with love for Sarah, her exquisite newborn daughter.  Watching her husband Michael tenderly rock the tiny precious being they created, she thought she’d never been so happy.  Ellen never dreamed that life, and love, could feel like this.  For the first time, she understood the meaning of the word bliss. But it soon became clear that bliss was not to be Ellen’s perpetual state. In fact, she…

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