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One of the many profound things that I learned last night at our Postpartum Mood Disorder Discussion/Support Gathering is that 1 in 10 DADS will also struggle with PP Mood Disorders! Depression, anxiety, irrationality, PTSD, OCD…partners often experience it as well!!!! See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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WOW!!! Our 1st Postpartum Mood Disorder Discussion/Support Gathering was a great success!!! I’m so thankful for the courageous women who shared their stories tonight. See MoreSee Less

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Yoga!!!! HazelTree Mamas…your first class is only FIVE BUCKS!!! See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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Miss Little Bit was in an incredible hurry to celebrate her birthday!! She was born 6 minutes after I walked in the door this evening and less than 2 hrs after the 1st contraction!! She is her parents 4th child, their 3rd daughter & their 2nd HazelTree baby. She weighs 7 lbs 2 oz and is only 19.25 inches tall. She gave the best, most reassuring cries for a few minutes then settled right down to gaze at her mama. Her siblings were so excited to meet her!!! And who can blame them? She’s pretty darn cute!! See MoreSee Less

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I’ve witnessed many women work very hard to birth their babies. But I can say in all honesty, I’ve NEVER witnessed anyone work as hard as I did on Sat. 10/13. This incredibly brave, strong warrior woman never gave up. Even when I was thinking we may need to transfer to the hospital for extra help, this mama fiercely and adamantly refused!! Her baby was equally amazing…never once giving us concern while his mother worked her butt off to get him earthside. I am awed and humbled!!!
Please help me in congratulating this family on the incredible hard work they did as well as welcoming their son, Weston Mason!! Weston weighs 8 lbs 11 oz and is 22.25 inches tall. His big sister is over the moon for him as are we all!!!
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Birth Day!! See MoreSee Less

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Kids have germs. This time of year, they’re walking petri dishes. It’s a good thing they’re cute!! LOL!!

Doing our part to stop the spread!!
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1 month ago

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We spend so much time preparing our bodies, hearts, and minds for birth that it’s often super easy to forget about postpartum. Of course, it’s easy to do because pregnancy is so exciting (you ARE growing a HUMAN, after all!), and birth is the BIG event where all of your preparation comes into play (and the unknown, because birth is SO UNPREDICTABLE). So what about Postpartum? Whether you birthed in a hospital, a birth center, or at home (or maybe even in the car or driveway) postpartum is that stage that EVERYONE experiences and often not a lot of families prepare for. It’s for this reason that I encourage my clients to come up with a Postpartum Plan. Much like a "Birth Plan", the Postpartum Plan helps you prepare for postpartum ahead of time. It includes things like:
-where will your family’s meals come from?
(Are you prepping freezer meals? Are your friends and family setting up a meal train?)
-Do you have the supplies needed that will promote healing and recovery?
(things like sitz bath, peri bottle, tucks pads, etc)
-Are you connected with your healthcare provider?
(Have you discussed things like postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD with them?)
– Are you connected with a peer support group of other mamas who are happy to talk with you as you support each other in this exciting stage of mothering?!

All of these things are super helpful in preparing for the postpartum period, and being prepared ahead of time can really help you enjoy the healing process. Sometimes though, no matter WHAT we do, we end up having these feelings of depression (or many other feelings) that confuse and disturb us. Postpartum Depression is COMMON. More common than you would think and I would like to encourage all of you to be prepared in this arena in case these feelings do arise.

And when they do, remember: It’s not your FAULT, you are NOT a bad Mother, and with help you will be WELL AGAIN.

#takingbackpostpartum #postpartummatters #postpartummooddisorders
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