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Step 1: Know your risk

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...

Maternal Mental Illness: Let’s talk prevention.

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...

Nicki’s “Better Beginnings”story

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...

Shayna’s story

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...

Am I at risk for Postpartum Psychosis?

What is Postpartum Psychosis (PPP)? A mental illness during the time after baby is born, the “postpartum” period, PPP as defined and described by the Action on Postpartum Psychosis is...

Game-changer: FDA approves first drug for postpartum depression.

On Tuesday, March 19, the FDA announced approval of (brand name) Zulresso, a first of it’s kind medication for Postpartum Depression. Zulresso (generic name is brexanolone) was developed through clinical...

Dear Fellow Medical Providers: don’t create obstacles for your patient.

Fellow providers, please do not stand in the way of your patient receiving mental health services.  There are plenty of obstacles already in the way of individuals finding and engaging...

What the F.A.Q?

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,...

Love After Baby? 4 tips to keep your relationship healthy.

It is all too common for one or the other partner to feel the following after baby has arrived: “Why is my wife/husband/partner so annoying now?,” “Why do I hate...

Better Beginnings- a comfortable place with specialized care

Better Beginnings was designed with the comfort of those we serve in mind.  From furniture that’s comfortable to colors that are easy on the eyes to the location that is...

Grand Opening- you’re invited!

Join us on Friday, January 18th between 5pm and 7pm to see our space, learn about our services and meet our team.
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Better Beginnings first Mother/Baby Program in Florida serving the state and Southeastern U.S.

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...