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Are You At Risk for Pregnancy Depression? – Relationships

What are some triggers that may be causing conflict between you and your partner? In this 18sec video, I identify the third major risk factor that can affect your emotional health during pregnancy. I encourage you to take this opportunity to talk openly with your partner about what may be causing stress in your relationship […]

When Family Gatherings Add More Stress Than Support for Moms

How do you navigate the challenges of relationships that are often part of holiday gatherings (even if it is done digitally this year over Zoom)? Living in your upper brain is a life strategy that will help you to manage difficult family and relationship situations. I call this a life strategy because it will help […]

Resources for Dads’ Mental Health

As we enter November, we shine the spotlight on dads. This is typically when mental health awareness for men is raised via the Movember campaign where men grow out their moustaches or by individuals speaking out. Chuck Bruce from the Mental Health Commission of Canada says this: ‘At the MHCC, we have long advocated for increased awareness […]

Four Ways to Cope With Loneliness as a New Mom

Did you know that loneliness is on the rise? Even before COVID-19 hit, studies have shown that despite the world being more connected than ever with technology, people are lonelier than in times past[1]. Studies have also been showing that younger generations are reporting feeling more lonely than previous generations [2]. This, along with COVID-19 […]

Why Moms May Be Feeling Extra Lonely Right Now

Loneliness is at an all-time high Even before COVID-19 led to stay-at-home mandates, we knew the world was getting lonelier[1]. HuffPost called loneliness the ‘global epidemic of our times[2]’ in 2016. The beginning of 2020 found 61% of adults in America saying they felt lonely sometimes or all the time[3]. In comparison, 62% of Canadians wanted […]

Pregnancy Anxiety & Postpartum Depression During COVID-19

We are – all of us – living in unprecedented times. At the best of times, my research team and I would encourage pregnant women and their loved ones to take extra care to be emotionally healthy during pregnancy. Now as we go through COVID-19 it is more important than ever. Read on to find […]

How to Calm Your Nerves About Pregnancy During COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected lives all over the world, but for pregnant women this can make a stressful situation even harder to deal with. Did you know that depression and are the most common problems that women face in pregnancy? Add the worries of a pandemic to the mix and you have a lot […]