How To Get A Handle On Postpartum Anxiety

As a mom, you are probably having a hard time sleeping, but that is mainly thanks to your new baby’s sleep schedule. Now while it is normal to have interrupted sleep, what is not normal is suffering from something like insomnia, loss of appetite, or even the ability to think clearly. If you are suffering […]

How I Survived Postpartum Depression

When my fourth child was born, I was blindsided by postpartum depression. Intellectually I knew what it was, but I had never had it before so I didn’t KNOW what it was. I had fallen into the trap that so many women do, thinking that it wasn’t something that could ever happen to me. And […]

Tips For Handling Postpartum Panic Attacks At Home

Postpartum panic attacks are probably one of the least talked about mental illnesses that moms suffer from, but that doesn’t mean it is any less real. Postpartum panic disorder is as real as postpartum depression and no mom should have to suffer in silence. The problem with the panic disorder is that it is not […]

Is It Possible To Prevent Postpartum Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

As most of us assume childbirth should not be a traumatic experience, instead it should be an amazing experience. Childbirth allows you to bring another life into this world, but does oh so much more. Being a mother of five children myself, I am at a loss of words as to just how amazing the […]

Commonly Asked Questions About Mental Health During Pregnancy

Even before you get pregnant you here about how well you have to start taking care of your health. Commercials stress the number 13 because you should see your health care provider by the time you are 13 weeks pregnant, and you should see them for thirteen visits. Everywhere you turn, you are hearing about […]

Tips To Help You Cope With Bed Rest

Not very many pregnant women dream about being put on bed rest, although I am pretty sure there are a few who wish for it not knowing what it really entails. No matter how you look at it, bed rest is usually ordered because of some complication in your pregnancy, which can include preeclampsia and […]

Real Solutions For Coping With Gestational Diabetes

The last thing any pregnant woman wants to hear is that they have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. A gestational diabetes diagnosis can seem frightening, but that is often because you are now faced with the unknown and most of us fear the unknown. However, there is really nothing to fear about gestational diabetes as […]

Pregnancy Trouble: Things to Watch For in Your Second Trimester

No matter if this is your first pregnancy or your fifth pregnancy you are always going to worry about how things are progressing. However, chances are if you have made it into your second trimester with nothing going wrong, everything is going to be fine. However, there are those rare cases when things do go […]

Myths About Miscarriages

Miscarriages are perhaps one of the most heartbreaking complications of pregnancy. In fact, I don’t think I can even think of something more heartbreaking than a miscarriage, except a stillborn, but since they are both a loss of a baby, to me they are almost the same thing. With how heartbreaking a miscarriage is it […]

Is There A Way To Avoid Bed Rest

Bed rest is one of the trickier aspects to pregnancy, as you never know when or if it will happen to you. Most pregnant women who are put on bed rest are carrying multiples, have a history of miscarriages, or are suffering from some type of pregnancy complication, like preeclampsia or placenta previa. While for […]