When You’re Not “Fine”

When you deal with mental health concerns you are often over-thinking the simple: brushing your teeth is suddenly overwhelming; having a shower becomes optional; and multitasking seems daunting. While very …

Changing Family of Origin Stories

Origin Stories Origin stories lay the groundwork for understanding the present. In action movies, knowing the origin story of a hero or a villain – the experiences that shaped their …

Birth Trauma: Help for Partners

You just witnessed something that has changed you forever. The birth of a child can be a moment of joy and relief, but can also be riddled with other emotions. …

Birth Trauma: Help for Moms

You have spent months preparing, planning and anticipating the birth of your child. You have carried this baby, and have felt the effects of bringing life into the world. You …

The Holidays & Grief

Xmaslightspic

The season has come and surprisingly there may be conflicting emotions when it comes to the “most wonderful time of the year” – this year may be the first year …

Professionals:
Assessing Birth Partner Trauma

As health service providers for women and families going through the process of pregnancy, delivery and early family life, the attention is often focused on Mom. Meanwhile, one of the …

Coping with Fertility Concerns

Fertility Challenges and Potential Impact on Psychological Health: Fertility challenges often raise a mix of difficult emotions, including frustration, sadness, and even shame, making this a particularly sensitive topic for …

Body Image During Pregnancy and Postpartum

What is body image and why is it relevant for women who are pregnant?   Body image refers to the cognitive, affective (emotional), behavioural, and perceptual aspects of one’s experience …