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…
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Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

  So let's just get this out in the open. I am a huge fan of having your intuitive healing animal support you. As many of you know, #CoralineClover has been very helpful in the office, providing a healing loving environment. I…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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/ …

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…

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 …