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Paternal Postpartum Depression Guide

  • Last Updated: December 24, 2018

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

  • Last Updated: March 25, 2018

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

  • Last Updated: March 25, 2018

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

  • Last Updated: March 19, 2018

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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Beyond Depression: Anxiety, Psychosis and Other Mental Disorders of Pregnancy and Postpartum

  • Last Updated: October 28, 2018

A summary of the most common perinatal mood disorders by Dr Calra Brock and Rachel Fink.

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

  • Last Updated: March 19, 2018

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 factors,

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10 Trampoline Exercises for Beginners

  • Last Updated: November 12, 2018

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

  • Last Updated: March 19, 2018

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

  • Last Updated: March 19, 2018

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?

  • Last Updated: March 19, 2018

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

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: March 27, 2019

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

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: March 27, 2019

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

  • Last Updated: June 22, 2018

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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My Experience With Postpartum Depression

  • Last Updated: May 13, 2018

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

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: March 31, 2019

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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Yes! You Are A Great Parent!

  • Written By Toni
  • On October 25, 2016
  • Last Updated: January 10, 2019

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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