Everything You Need To Know About Postpartum OCD, Psychosis, & Panic Disorders

Postpartum period is demanding period characterized by overwhelming biological, physical, social, and emotional changes. It requires significant personal and interpersonal adaptation. Pregnant women and their families have lots of aspirations from the postpartum period, which is colored by the joyful arrival of a new baby. Unfortunately, women in the postpartum period can be vulnerable to a range of psychiatric disorders like postpartum blues, depression, and psychosis. Perinatal mental illness is largely under-diagnosed and can have far reaching ramifications for both the mother and the infant. Early screening, diagnosis, and management are very important and must be considered as mandatory part […]

Everything You Need To Know About Post Traumatic Stress Disroder (PTSD)

  There’s so much confusion in the medical community with PTSD so it’s no wonder that us moms don’t even realize that it can happen to them.  A huge misconception we have in our society is that PTSD can only happen to soldiers. Other example could be a traumatic injury, a car accident, etc. Some people can even be in denial because in retrospect, the incident causing the PTSD wasn’t “as bad” as a major car wreck.  Yet they meet the require.  We all respond to situations differently, so whether or not you’ve rated the incident a certain way, what […]

Caramel Apple Dip

  One of my favorite activities growing up was apple picking and I’m so happy that I get to share it with my 3 year old, Makena. She absolutely loves picking the apple and taking a bite right off the tree. She insists on carrying the bag of apples, and gets so disappointed when it gets too heavy.  But she carries on and we love going to the little market at the orchard and seeing all the goodies.  Of course, in true toddler fashion, she wanted to carry her own bag, so we HAD to get 2 bags.  A little […]

Everything You Need To Know About Postpartum Anxiety

The first thing so many moms research when figuring out what’s off after baby, is postpartum depression. Unfortunately that’s only part of the equation.  Anxiety is often overlooked because medical practitioners really only think of postpartum depression because prenatal and postpartum anxiety is part of the symptom list for depression. It wasn’t until recently that it’s viewed as 2 separate things. Anxiety in fact has a whole separate list of symptoms. But as a society, postpartum depression is often used as the umbrella term for all the maternal mental health disorders.  What’s The Difference Between Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Anxiety? […]

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Y’all, when I gave up eggs for breakfast, I was like “WTF am I supposed to eat?” My go-to weekend breakfast was eggs, bacon, and potato.  But as I practice a more plant-based diet, all I can really have now is potato.  So what’s a girl to do? I knew oatmeal was an option, but I never grew up eating it because whenever I had it, it was so bland.  So if you’re reading this and thinking of skipping over it because it’s just another oatmeal recipe, I beg you to give this one a try.  Especially if you love […]