Women’s Issues

Finding Help for the Depressed Mom

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Published on: September 14, 2020

You are mom, dishwasher, cook, maid, taxi driver, school teacher, nurse, superhero, and you are struggling. Being a mom is hard enough, add depression to the mix and it can feel impossible. The good news is you don’t have to do this all alone. There is help for the depressed mom. No matter where you live in Pennsylvania (York, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, to name a few), online counseling services are available from the comfort of your home. In addition to online therapy, what else can a depressed mom and those who support her do? Remember You Are Not Alone Being depressed is… Continue Reading This Article

How Online Therapy Can Help New Moms

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Published on: August 18, 2020

Becoming a mom is exciting and beautiful but it is also full of changes, stress, and sleepless nights. Add to those stressors the isolation and fear that comes from living during a global pandemic, COVID-19, new moms are likely suffering now more than ever. There is a solution–online therapy can help new moms.  With as many as one in five new moms struggling with Postpartum Depression and/or Anxiety, it is crucial that all parents have access to the help they need. Online therapy can be a helpful tool to connect moms to licensed mental health professionals. 1.) Online Therapy is… Continue Reading This Article

Pregnancy & Covid-19: Taking Care of Your Mental Health

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Published on: June 16, 2020

Pregnancy can stir up a lot of emotions, to begin with, and now amid the Covid-19 pandemic, there are even more concerns. Will my baby or myself get sick? Will we be ok? Is it safe to be in a hospital? Will my partner be able to be in the delivery room? What will it be like quarantined with a newborn?    Mental health is so important, especially when pregnant and beyond. And, changes in hormones don’t make it any easier to cope. What can you do to take care of yourself and your baby during these trying times?  Be… Continue Reading This Article

Perinatal Loss: A Personal Journey

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Published on: July 1, 2019

Perinatal loss can refer to miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of a child shortly after the birthing process. It is understandably devastating, heart-breaking, and soul-crushing.  It can be difficult to talk about and accept. You might feel all alone and completely distraught. However your grief shows itself, it is a personal journey. Your grief might not look the same as a spouse’s or family members. It might not look the same as another person who has also suffered perinatal loss.  Waves of Grief Grief comes and goes in waves. There are days that feel normal, like they used to feel,… Continue Reading This Article

Friendships are important for adults, too.

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Published on: April 18, 2019

We worry about our kids making and keeping friends, and encourage them to engage with their peers often. But, as adults, we sometimes lose sight of the need to have friends. We get caught up in work and family life and put friendships on the back burner. We find it hard to make and keep friends. Sometimes it feels like finding a friend is comparable to dating, which can be daunting to say the least. Belonging and Purpose Friendship is important, even as an adult. Having a few good friends means extra support, especially during times of crisis. It contributes… Continue Reading This Article

Love Yourself First

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Published on: February 8, 2019

Love yourself. It seems like a simple task, right? I mean you are here in this body and you have all these wonderful things about you, it should be easy to love your whole unique self. But, oh man it can be a struggle. Loving yourself can be hard. We are in a world where our self-esteem is constantly challenged, our self-perception is being taken on at every corner. Whether you are a perfectionist who struggles with always trying to be perfect or someone who struggles with negative self-talk, there are obstacles to be tackled daily.  Before you can truly… Continue Reading This Article

Rediscovering Yourself After Baby

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Published on: August 15, 2018

Having a child changes everything. As a new mom, you expect to come home after delivery to more laundry, sleepless nights, and a whole lot of adjusting as you figure out your child’s personality and what works for your family. But, what many don’t expect is a loss of self. In the midst of all the chaos and change and this little bundle of joy that requires so much of yourself, many moms lose sight of who they once were. They struggle with not fitting into their own skin—both physically and emotionally. They don’t recognize themselves in this new role…. Continue Reading This Article

The Weight of the Mental Load: How to feel less stressed out

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Published on: March 29, 2018

We all feel it. Overwhelmed at all the things on your mental to-do list. All the things that without you would likely not get done. You know what I am talking about—the mental load that is bringing women down. Whether you work full-time, part-time, or stay at home with your children, the amount of things on a woman’s plate each day can be just plain too much. Let me set the stage for you: Your alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m., you pull yourself out of bed to go walk the dog, feed the cats, get breakfast on the table… Continue Reading This Article

Pregnancy Loss: Starting the Conversation

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Published on: October 9, 2017

It happens a lot, more often than most know because it is rarely talked about — miscarriage. The statistic is staggering: 1 in 4 confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, and some experts estimate as many as 40 percent of all conceptions end in a loss. It happened to Mary (*fictional client). It was a just a few weeks after conception, and she had commenced daydreaming about her beautiful baby and the size he/she had grown in her belly. She had fallen in love, and then the dreaded happened. She woke up and felt different and the doctor was unable to… Continue Reading This Article

Struggles with Infertility: How to Talk about It

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Published on: May 25, 2017

You have been trying for years to get pregnant, and nothing is working. You feel defeated. You feel incomplete. You feel broken. Hurt. Embarrassed. Sad. Alone. Infertility is a real problem — one that over 7 million couples face — yet it is often kept a secret. Hard to Talk About It is hard to talk about, understandably so — it is extremely personal.  It feels like you did something wrong, something unspeakable. But why does it feel so shameful when it is really out of your control? You couldn’t have predicted this. You don’t know what is going on… Continue Reading This Article