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D-MER indicates a burst of negative emotions and/or thoughts during milk ejection while breastfeeding or pumping (and sometimes spontaneously). It is unknown at this time just how many women this dysphoria experience affects. This can largely be contributed to the fact that many women are not sure what is normal and what is not, or...
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Angel is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She has worked as a nurse in the field of psychiatry since 2014, including hospitals, and inpatient and outpatient settings. She graduated from University of Florida in 2017 with a doctorate of nursing practice and obtained her PMHNP certification from AANP that same year. ...
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Kalen DeGroat, LCSW at Better Beginnings in Florida
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Finding piece of mind when so much is different.
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As you know, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. As leaders in perinatal mental health care, we are making every effort to avoid encouraging unnecessary panic or anxiety for those we serve, and we are taking measures to protect our clients and team during this ever-changing situation. We are closely monitoring information...
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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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