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A free workshop at Natural Resources Sept 9th: Postpartum Depression and Moods with Dr. Katayune Kaeni

A free workshop at Natural Resources Sept 9th: Postpartum Depression and Moods with Dr. Katayune Kaeni

Everyone keeps telling us that the birth of your baby is a joyous and special time, and that it is.  And our postpartum period (just like pregnancy) is a shifting, dynamic experience with our bodies and babies.  Hormones shift and life changes over night (literally!).  It’s a lot to process, and that’s saying it gently.  Baby blues can often accompany our postpartum experience with up to 20% of new moms  experiencing postpartum depression (PPD) and/or postpartum anxiety (PPA) (Kaeni May 2012).  Mix the changes of life, hormones, new love affair, and heavy LACK of sleep is the perfect combination for intense feels – both good and bad.  But how does a mom know what’s normal or what’s not in the emotional “swing” of things.  How does one build support when baby blues is more than “normal” and how can a new mom prevent PPD/PPA?

Dr. Katayune Kaeni, licensed therapist and mom, will be offering a free workshop on Postpartum Depression and Moods, helping clarify the difference between “Baby blues” and Postpartum Depression.  It’s:

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012


at Natural Resources (1367 Valencia St @ 25th)

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Also, below is a great article on this subject by Dr. Kaeni.

Baby blues vs Postpartum depression (PPD)? Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?


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New Date & Time: Pregnant Moms’ Group – Thursdays @ 4-5pm!!

Every Thursdays, from 4-5pm

Being pregnant is such a sweet and exciting time, with new and sometimes intense moments.  It’s important to know where to turn for support; from finding good prenatal care, writing a birth & postpartum plan, building a support network, staying healthy, getting the right maternity bra to just staying on an even keel with all the hormonal/life changes taking place.

This drop-in group is especially for expectant Moms, at every stage of pregnancy. We’ll talk openly about the roller coaster ride through pregnancy into motherhood and explore the different phases of pregnancy, labor/birth and postpartum period. You’ll also find helpful tools and tips from other expecting Moms and our facilitator, Beth Rees, a Birth & Postpartum Doula, on the following topics:

* Preparation of birth & baby
* Changing bodies & hormones
* Birth options & selecting care providers
* Relationships & Sex
* Nutrition during pregnancy, labor/birth, & postpartum
* Newborn care & parenting
* Herbal medicine during pregnancy, birth & postpartum
* Community Resources
* What you need in your birth & diaper bag- A product review
* Planning your postpartum support team

About our facilitator – Beth Rees

Beth has worked with women and families for over 15 years, and holds a B.A. in Feminist Studies and Anthropology. Beth has been a Birth & Postpartum Doula since 2006 and part of the natural resources family since 2008, helping new and growing families find the right resources for them. She received formal Doula arts training from Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts of Santa Cruz, CA, and trained with Abigail Reagan and Tracy Dillon-Massillon at natural resources. Beth has a thriving Doula practice, Mindul Doula Arts, in San Francisco. In addition to birth work, Beth apprenticed with Five Flavors Herb, crafting herbal remedies. She creates home in San Francisco with her family.

COST (drop-in, no registration required)
$10 Members
$15 Non-members
@ Natural Resources