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Renewal 2021 – PSI Video Series

  Have you ever wanted to learn more about meditation, mindfulness, yoga and grow your self-care toolbox? If so, PSI will be launching a brand new video series on Facebook and Instagram, and they will sometimes offer an extended series to occur on Zoom.  Renewal was created as a way for PSI to bring experts to talk about topics such…

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#ImStillAGoodParent

Help us dispel the myth of the “perfect parent” by sharing this information: How parents portray themselves on social media is not always the same as real lived experience. Parenthood is never perfect Parental guilt is very real and is common It’s okay to ask for help. Call PSI’s helpline 1-800-944-4773, or share with a…

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What I Learned About Parenting and the Postpartum Period Working in a Preschool

What I Learned About Parenting and the Postpartum Period Working in a Preschool by Amanda Dodson Gremillion   I am one of those preschool teachers who is known to spoil the babies. I often got guilted of this as a new mom too, but I no longer believe you can spoil babies. However, not being…

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Low Supply Broke My Heart

Low supply broke my heart by Bethany Neubarth   *Trigger warning: Some content in this blog might be triggering or upsetting to certain audiences. I spent my pregnancy reading all the popular breastfeeding books; I went to three different breastfeeding classes. I wanted to breastfeed. I loved the idea of it. I was going to…

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Featured PSI Member: Kelli Brien

Kelli Brien Birth and Postpartum Doula Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Certified Lactation Specialist Founder of Mahogany Maternity Tell us a little about yourself outside of your work. I’m a wife and mother of 3 children and one grandchild. I enjoy writing poetry and music and latin dancing.  What sparked your interest in maternal mental health?…

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Mom Guilt

Mom Guilt by Amy Stuart “You have to be kidding me.” I muttered these exact words to myself as I looked at the pregnancy test I held in my hand. It was positive. I had no idea what to do. My husband and I already had two small children. While pregnant with my second child,…

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Practical Solutions for Postpartum Self-care

Practical Solutions for Postpartum Self-care by Amy Stuart The birth of my first child didn’t exactly go as I expected. While I hadn’t written up an elaborate birth plan, I had a loosely formed idea in my mind of how things were likely to proceed. Even so, there was a lot that happened that I…

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August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

This month is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about the joys and benefits of breastfeeding. It also allows us to highlight and discuss some of the most common struggles and complications that can arise. We look forward to providing you with beneficial resources throughout the month and would love to hear from you about…

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Infant Massage

How Infant/Baby Massage Can Help with Postpartum Depression By Angela Hitchcox   When a mother goes home from the hospital or birthing center with her new baby, she is thrown into a major life transition following her pregnancy.  Some mothers have to leave their babies in the NICU upon their discharge and are only allowed…

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Growing your Village: A guide for new parents

Grow your Village – A guide for new parents Jessie Everts, PhD LMFT   As the African proverb goes, “it takes a village” – not just to raise a child, but to support a new parent. Connection with others and support are so vitally important in early parenthood. You feel less alone when you know…

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