Entries by Blythe TwoSisters

Greater Houston Midwives’ Alliance

    I presented to the Greater Houston Midwives’ Alliance last week and provided them with a packet of info. I was told many midwives were missing, so here it is uploaded for people to have it for future use. Thanks to Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW for her endless tools at The Postpartum Stress Center.

Mindful Meditation

Meditation I often talk about reducing stimulation to our autonomic nervous system. When our nervous system isn’t overloaded, it’s able to dodge zingers. There are so many ways to do this (fitness, drinking water, talking to someone you love) but the strongest way is through meditation.   People ask me what I use for meditation […]

I was interviewed!

    I was asked for an interview with Voyage Houston. I was completely honored and for some reason, I really let it rip. I guess I haven’t mastered the art of being guarded in an interview. 😉  

Houston Mental Health Resources

Birth Support   BIRTH Fair Resource Guide Website: houbirth.org/resources   MotherToBaby Safe Meds During Pregnancy Hotline Website: mothertobaby.org   Counseling   Punk Rock Psych Doc Dr. Blythe TwoSisters, LPA Website: drblythetwosisters.com Phone: (214) 997 – 4697 Address: 5445 Almeda Road #407 Houston, TX 77004   Willow Tree Counseling and Assessment Lydia Giordano, LPC-intern, LCDC Website: willowtreecounselingandassessment.com […]

What is Self-Care?

Self-care is saying NO. When people ask. Say no. Unless your heart sings YES, say no. Don’t give excuses. Remove the word “because” from after your NO. When people are curious, just say no. One of the best tips I was ever given is to answer the questions you want to answer. Ever notice how […]

What are Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)?

What are Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)? Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) are a set of disorders that can occur anytime during pregnancy and the first year postpartum. PMAD includes Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Postpartum Psychosis. Right now, it is estimated that 10% to 20% of reproductive […]

Online Resources

www.postpartum.net www.postpartumstress.com www.ppdsupportpage.com www.postpartumdads.org www.postpartumprogress.com www.wellpostpartum.com www.reconceivingloss.com/health-post-1/ www.stillbirthday.com/2011/11/19/starthere/ https://reconceivingloss.com

Books

This Isn’t What I Expected by Karen Kleiman, MSW and Valerie Raskin, MD Life Will Never Be the Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide by Ann Dunnewold, PhD The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression […]

What Factors Increase My Chance of Developing PMAD?

Personal or family history of depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety or panic disorder, bipolar disorder or any other emotional illness including pregnancy can increase chances of PMAD. History of severe Premenstrual Syndrome Unplanned or unwanted pregnancy Thyroid disease or other chronic illness Lack of support from family or friends High level of physical or emotional […]