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Eating one's placenta

Should I Eat My Placenta?

Placentophagy, the eating of one’s placenta after birth, is a practice common in mammals. There is very little written about this practice in humans...
My new private practice

My New Private Practice in the Bay Area

Dear readers...I’m excited to announce I’m taking the next step in promoting women’s mental health! This January, I am launching a new perinatal mental...
Oxytocin and Postpartum Mood

Oxytocin and Postpartum Mood

What is oxytocin? Oxytocin is a neuropeptide made in the hypothalamus, a regulatory center in the brain. It is involved in labor and breastfeeding. It...
Hormonal Contraception and Mood

Hormonal Contraception & Mood

You may have heard about the recent study, published in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry (Journal of the American Medical Association), that found a...
Post-Adoption Parental Depression

Post-Adoption Parental Depression

Adoption is quite common. Data reports that one of every 40 kids in the US is adopted. And parents who are going through the...
Postpartum Irritability

Postpartum Irritability

You may have read many articles already on postpartum depression, either this one on Mind Body Pregnancy or others. You may have even been...
Eating disorders during pregnancy

Eating Disorders During Pregnancy

Weight gain and body shape is a huge concern for women in pregnancy, regardless of eating history. One study in the UK found that...
Postpartum mania & bipolar disorder

Postpartum Mania & Bipolar Disorder

There is quite a bit of discussion these days of postpartum depression as the primary mental health condition that can afflict a new mom....