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OCD during pregnancy and parenting tells LOTS of lies. Learn the actual truth.
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A consideration for any medication during pregnancy or with respect to lactation is an important topic of consideration. Having the best, up to date and evidence-based information is an important element. Here are some resources to consider: MOMMYMEDS.COM MEDSMILK.COM INFANTRISK.COM At Better Beginnings our approach in discussing medication as a potential part of care and...
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Standing from left to right: Bailee Howell, our baby whisperer; John V. DePaola, CFO; Kimberly Teitelbaum, PMHNP-BC; Elias Sarkis, MD; Angela Davenport, PMHNP-BC Sitting from left to right: Tiffany Gabriel, MSW; Robin Howell, LPN; Genevieve Camp, LMHC; Lauren DePaola, LCSW, Founder/CEO; Hailey Brown, RMHCI The Better Beginnings team is passionate about serving those we work...
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In approximately 1-2 out of every 1,000 births, a woman will experience an illness termed postpartum psychosis. Some common symptoms of this illness include hallucinations, insomnia (inability or lack of perceived need to sleep); delusions (strange beliefs); hyperactivity/rambling/rapid speech; persistent/heightened irritability; paranoia; difficulty communicating and rapid mood swings. This illness most often has a very...
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Your team at Better Beginnings The Better Beginnings team is passionate about caring for the individuals and families we have the honor of working with.
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Becoming a parent is one of the most significant transitions of a person’s life span. One of the things we often do not expect are the “ghosts” of our personal and family history that show up causing issues in our own relationship with our children. Whaaaat? A clinical social worker and child psychoanalyst, Selma Fraiberg...
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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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