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Paternal Postpartum Depression Guide

Did you know, if your partner is depressed after the birth of your baby, then there’s a 50% chance you will be too? Paternal depression just isn’t talked about, so it can be difficult for men

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Jogging Strollers: Exercising for Two

Written and reviewed by a professional personal trainer. Introduction We’ve already discussed postpartum exercise, but now we’re going to provide an overview of a very particular form of exercise:

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Postpartum Exercise: Kick-Starting Your Return to Fitness

When I was growing up, my mother was my greatest role model. Work ethic was her defining characteristic and this was obvious from the fact that she would push my twin sisters everywhere in their double

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Trampolining and General Physical Preparedness: a GPP Workout

Giving your kids the best chance in sports and fitness Every parent wants to give their child the best start in life and ensure that they’re kept safe and healthy. However, pushing children into intense

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5 Ways Pesticides May Harm Your Family

From asthma to diabetes, Alzheimer’s to cancer, there are a wide range of common diseases that currently threaten public health. Although each of these diseases are caused by varying factors,there

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Moms With Low Support From Partner & Family – At Risk for Depression

Low level of social support is commonly cited as a risk factor for postpartum depression. For example, an early review by Michael O’hara and Annette Swain in 1996 (1), reported that, among other

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10 Trampoline Exercises for Beginners

Wouldn’t it be nice to get your heart rate up and start improving your fitness without the sore knees, hips, and feet that running can cause? Wouldn’t it also be nice to actually enjoy exercise, rather

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The Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children

Though it is not something we like to consider, the fact is that children can develop the same mental health problems as their adult counterparts. Knowing how to recognize these symptoms and support your

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Newborn Baby Constipation: What You Need to Know

Your infant’s stool change over time. It is important to know that stools can vary greatly from baby to baby. Your 1-2 Week Old Baby In the first week of life your baby’s stool will be dark green to

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My Baby Won’t Take a Bottle. What Should I Do?

Question: My breastfeeding baby won’t take a bottle. What should I do? Answer by Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett MD.

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Postpartum Depression: What Every New Mom Needs to Know

One of the tragedies of postpartum depression (PPD) is that most women who suffer from this illness, do not realize what they are going through, so they end up experiencing needless pain for months and

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Postpartum Anxiety: What You Need to Know

About 13% of new mothers suffer from postpartum anxiety, yet most people are not aware of the symptoms and most cases are ignored.  In this article we explain what postpartum anxiety is, what the risk

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Postpartum Psychosis: A Complete Guide

Most people have heard of the terms, “postpartum depression” and “anxiety.” In addition, most new health professionals have been specifically trained on how to properly identify the signs and symptoms

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Can We Blame our Parents for Our Bad Parenting Decisions?

We’ve all done it. Blamed our parents for why we behaved the way we did. “It is in my genes”, we say. “It is because of the way I was brought up”.  A scapegoat answer that somehow justifies

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My Experience With Postpartum Depression

You think this is something that happens to others, that you are somehow immune. I became pregnant with my first child when I was 28, after having been married for two years. We had planned it, the timing

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Postpartum OCD: Why We Need to Talk About It

Everyone knows that new mother’s are susceptible to postpartum depression.  But did you know that postpartum OCD is also very common? Most people don’t, and that’s exactly why we need

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Tips for Communicating With Your Teenager

Adolescence. If only you could read their mind. You glance across the table. There they are, head down, eating dinner. And you wish for the hundredth time that week that you were a mind reader. That you

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Yes! You Are A Great Parent!

If you’ve been a mom or dad for more than three minutes you’ve most likely experienced the guilt that comes with parenting. Suddenly you see life through the lens of “Am I doing enough? Are they

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