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This week, 4/29-5/3/2019 is recognized as Maternal Mental Health Awareness week. Social media shares have included a look at individual experiences, education, common symptoms, the lack of care and addressing the many myths that motherhood can hold. How do we reduce the statistics from 1 in 5 (or 1 in 7, depending on what end...
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Thank you Nicki for sharing some of your story. Real Moms, real life- not always what we are told to expect. Nicki entrusted the Better Beginnings team to partner in her health. “My Better Beginnings story started 3 years after my daughter was born. I never in a million years thought that I would still...
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Each journey in pregnancy and beyond is different. We hope to share real stories from real parents to help break down the stigma, fear, shame, guilt that so many struggle with. These feelings are often barriers to seeking care and support for what you’re going through. It is our ultimate hope that you know you...
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Discussing topics frequently asked by parents who WERE NOT expecting this! Remember that book your sweet Aunt gave you when you announced you were pregnant? Something about “…expecting”? You know, the pregnancy guide from which you learn almost NOTHING you actually needed to know?! Follow with us as we talk about the many frequently asked...
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On Tuesday, February 12th, the United States Preventative Services Task Force issued a recommendation statement  on Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression; find it HERE. (Learn more about what the USPSTF is and does HERE.) This recent recommendation builds upon a 2016 Recommendation Statement from the USPSTF specifically addressing depression screening and adequate support systems for pregnant and...
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Pregnancy care center Alachua Fl
Better Beginnings is a first of its’ kind stand-alone health facility in Florida offering a range of care for pregnant and postpartum women including the Southeasts’ first Mother/Baby partial hospitalization day program for women experiencing more severe levels of anxiety, depression and other emotional distress symptoms.  The program offers rapid access to specialized care in...
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