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  Aug. 22: Newborn Care 101 @ Carmel Blue News: I‘ll be teaching “Newborn Care 101” @ Carmel Blue Thurs. 8/22 6PM-9PM while the amazing Rebecca Plum is away! Sign up yourself or please pass it along to pregnant friends … Continue reading

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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 often accompany our postpartum experience with up to 20% of new moms  experience 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 that “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.

For more info check out Natural Resources (above link).  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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Birth story: a film about Ina May Gaskin

Spread the word! Help support a film about Ina May Gaskin, guardian of birth and believer of women. Thanks for the post, Jane Austin & Constance Williams :).

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What to reject when you’re expecting 10 procedures to think twice about during your pregnancy

Reading this article is a good place to start when you’re considering your perinatal options.  Just know that there is world of pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding out there that’s waiting to educate, nurture, support, stretch, and hold you and your family.

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100 Ways to Encourage a New Mom

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