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The Baby Blues

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care I remember when I was lying in my hospital bed after the birth of my fourth child, Coleton. I had endured a full day of labor and a difficult delivery (who says the fourth one comes easily?), and I was tired beyond explanation. After the relief of seeing my precious new child came an uncontrollable feeling to close my eyes and sleep. As my husband cradled newborn Coleton, I drifted off; my parting thoughts were, “I can’t do this. I don’t have the energy. » Read more

Childbirth Grief: When Childbirth Doesn't Go the Way You Planned It

By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Many of us dream of the day we’ll have a baby.  We know that delivery will be painful and challenging, but we expect it to be miraculous.  We also expect that we’ll be able to plan and decide how our childbirth will happen.  But often, the whole experience doesn’t go according to plan.  And when it isn’t what we hoped, we can experience anything from » Read more

Pregnant and Depressed

For many new women, trying to and finding out they are going to be a new mother is one of the best feelings in their life. Every moment of pregnancy brings overwhelming feelings of joy and anticipation of the new arrival. Getting pregnant and giving birth is truly a miracle. What happens when things don’t work out this way? » Read more