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How To Support A New Mom Who Is Struggling With Postpartum Depression

How To Support A New Mom Who Is Struggling With Postpartum Depression by Amy Stuart   A few years ago, I entered a new season of life. My friends and I left our college years behind us and established ourselves in our respective fields. Many moved in with a partner or got married. It wasn’t…

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Mom Genes Research

Mom Genes Fight PPD by Amy Stuart This blogpost was written based on a Mom and Mind podcast episode hosted by PSI board member Katayune Kaeni and Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody.   Technology has transformed the way we live. We no longer rely on a haphazardly folded atlas from the backseat of our vehicle when we…

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PSI and Black Lives Matter

This is a pivotal moment for our country and for the cause of perinatal mental health. I have been working hard to find the words to authentically address the emotions that we are all feeling while focusing our concern for black and brown women, men, and families who are in the midst of, yet again,…

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Trauma, new parenthood, and the pandemic

Trauma, new parenthood, and the pandemic by Lita Simanis “In these challenging times,” “we’re all in this together,” “stay at home.” If no one has given you permission to scream or curse from hearing these phrases, allow me to do that. Being exasperated does not diminish the value of these statements that are 1) acknowledging…

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How to manage your relationship with your spouse during COVID-19

How to manage your relationship with your spouse during COVID-19 By: Megan Richardson, LMFT, NCC There is no doubt that COVID is putting a strain on a lot of aspects of our life, one of them being our relationships. While some couples may find that spending extra time with their spouse is creating additional problems…

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PSI COVID-19 Resources

We are with you during this time of global pandemic. PSI is strong and ready to help you feel connected, comforted, and able to help you volunteer or provide services for other families. Stay in touch and let us know what you need. Click on any of the services above, or contact us for more information….

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How to Work From Home: Parents Edition

How to Work From Home: Parents Edition by Melodye Phillips As the reality of the Coronavirus hit America shores, millions of parents were thrust into the difficult role of working from home- with their children out of school, hobbies, sports, and any other regularly scheduled activity obliterated from their calendars. As a parent you probably…

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Friendship for New Mothers

Friendship for New Mothers Alexis E. Menken, PhD Clinical Psychologist Montclair, NJ NJ Coordinator/Advisory Council Postpartum Support International They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to truly nurture and sustain a new mother.  Of course, friendships are helpful in every stage of life, but its the…

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What Pediatricians Need To Know About Postpartum Depression

What Pediatricians Need To Know About Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression is the most common and serious postpartum condition, affecting 10% to 20% of mothers within the first year of childbirth.  Studies have found that up to 50% of women with PPD go undiagnosed. (Earls, MF and the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family…

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Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma by Emma Quick It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two years since we were anxiously awaiting our daughter’s arrival. Our second baby, but we had a different birth plan this time due to breech presentation.  My son had been born via vaginal delivery, so I was scheduled for a version to…

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