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 …

Attachment Parenting Skills

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What is attachment? Attachment is the connection between two individuals within any relationship. Typically, an infant’s early attachment experiences with parents form healthy emotional and physical relationships as an adult. Therefore, building …

Sexual Intimacy Challenges During Pregnancy and Postpartum

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How might sexuality and sexual activity change throughout pregnancy and postpartum? Sexuality and sexual functioning through pregnancy and postpartum are important aspects of quality of life and general well-being, although …

Signs of Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum depression can feel like your world is so overwhelming that you just cannot do it anymore. You feel disconnected from yourself and your child and are convinced that nothing …

Signs of Postpartum Anxiety

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Postpartum anxiety can feel overwhelming and all encompassing. You are not alone. There are many women who struggle with anxiety AND are great Mothers. If you are struggling with anxiety, …

Signs of Parenting Anxiety

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New parents are likely to experience some anxiety. When parents are now suddenly responsible for another human being it is difficult to know if they are eating enough, sleeping enough, …

Adoption: Information for Families

Are you a birth parent considering an adoption plan for your baby? Do you have questions about how the adoption process works? Are you scared or worried about making a …

Adoption: Information for Professionals

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Prospective and adoptive parents have required points of contact with physicians and adoption agencies during their home-study process and post adoptive check ins. These are critical points of contact that …

Let’s Talk: Resilience

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Merriam Webster’s Definition of Resilience noun re·sil·ience | \ ri-ˈzil-yən(t)s \ 1 : the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by …