For many expectant moms, one common right of passage is developing a baby registry of all items you think you’ll need once baby arrives. If you look at any current articles or discussions online about registry must’s you will see things like carseat, crib, bouncy seat, humidifier, sound machine, maybe even a bottle warmer, the list goes on. Most of these things (minus the bottle warner) are … [Read more...] about A Therapist and fellow Mom’s Guide to your Own Postpartum Registry
1. Postpartum Depression and Anxiety is also know as Perinatal Mood Disorder. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder is the clinical term for postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. Perinatal means the entire timeframe from the beginning of one’s pregnancy up until the first year of parenthood. Regardless of the term you use, medical professionals will know what you are talking about. Perinatal … [Read more...] about 10 Facts about Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
In any relationship, there may be struggles with communication, expectations, and unmet needs. For relationships in which at least one of the partners has attention-deficit hyperactivity, better known as ADHD, these struggles can be pronounced. Because ADHD impacts brain functioning and behavior, all aspects of life may be impacted by the symptoms—positively and negatively. There are numerous … [Read more...] about 5 Ways ADHD Could Be Affecting Your Relationship
Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) typically begin at the end of the fall season and continue throughout the winter. As the amount of daylight and temperature decreases, you can experience a drop in serotonin, which affects moods. Those living in places with long winter nights or at high altitudes are at a great risk for SAD, and young women are at a higher risk of experiencing … [Read more...] about Do You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Do you sometimes wonder if now is a good time to go to individual therapy? There be times when you know therapy is absolutely needed. Whether it’s your mood, or something significant is going on, and life just feels like more of a struggle. But, sometimes that moment passes and that sense of urgency or certainty has gone. Here at Better Being Mainline, we often use the phrase, “Strike while … [Read more...] about 6 Signs It’s Time to Seek Individual Therapy (According to a Therapist)
Are you a new mom, or expecting? Do you find yourself preoccupied by the many things that could go wrong with you and your baby, or the things you could happen as a new mom? Do the worries impact your sleep or eating? Do you feel the physical impact of your stress? Do you feel overwhelmed by the many new factors that come with your new role as mom to a newborn? Have you been screened for, or read … [Read more...] about You’re not alone. Post Partum Anxiety.. It’s a thing.