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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and October 15 is a specific day for parents to remember infants they have lost. This month is an opportunity for parents to know they are not alone in their grief – it’s a moment to reflect on feelings, get involved in pregnancy loss awareness, or…

Doula 101: Everything You Need To Know About Perinatal Support

If you’re a parent in 2022, chances are you’ve heard about doulas. Maybe you even have a loose idea of what a doula does…helps people during birth, right? Well…yes, but there’s a more to it than that! Although the word has gotten out about these supportive professionals, there’s still a lot to understand about doulas…

Perinatal Dreaming

My Masters degree is in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. The curriculum centers around the teachings of Carl Jung, a descendant of Sigmund Freud who was the first Psychoanalyst to make a connection between our dream lives and our conscious, emotional lives. In my training to become a…

10 Postpartum Nutrition and Exercise Tips for You and Baby

Eat a healthy postpartum diet. Know what you need to consume more of. Know what foods to limit or avoid. Keep track of your calories. Eat to fuel your body, not to lose weight. Stay hydrated. Walk as a form of daily exercise. Take advantage of at-home workouts. Push through. Don’t go at it alone….

What to Know About Being Pregnant During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Pregnant woman in sunshine

Along with everyone else in the world you’re probably worried about coronavirus and COVID-19 (the latter being the disease caused by this novel coronavirus). But unlike many others, you may be a little more anxious since you’re pregnant.  Pregnancy comes with its own set of discomforts: morning sickness, fatigue, stretch marks, heartburn, back pain, mood…