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Birth Mother’s Day

Birth Mother’s Day this year is May 8th. Many people are not aware of this day. Adoptive families may be aware, but uncertain of how to observe it. Birth Mother’s Day was created in 1990 by a group of birth mothers (Silber, 2019), but what does observance of this day mean to the…

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Self Care during Covid

Self-Care and good weather coming…. As Social Workers and Hospital Professionals, our days become fast-paced and hectic. We all have different relaxation activities to unwind and relax our bodies and mind. During the current pandemic, there have been so many changes with our social gatherings as well as our everyday routines. These changes…

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Birth Mother

I’m pregnant…but I’m not the kind of person I thought would ever be a birth mom – Who really is a Birth Mom? By: Olivia Espinosa The word “adoption” may be coming into a more favorable light, but the label of “birth mother” can still be looked upon with judgment and stigma. Hollywood…

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Separation Anxiety in Children

What is separation anxiety? Does my child have it? From the moment your child is born, you spend every second of your day with your child, which is a good thing because your child needs you, especially when they have weeks or months that they’ve been born. You only want to be near…

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Self-care for parents

As a parent, you will always have something to clean or something to do. You have to take care of your child and make sure that they are safe. Days or even weeks can pass by without you taking care of yourself. Self-care is very important as a parent. You want to make…

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Newborn Skin to Skin Contact

Skin-to-Skin Contact and its benefits   A welcoming of a new baby is such an exciting time for parents. One of the most rewarding feelings is when you get to hold your baby for the first time. You may have heard of the skin-to-skin contact that occurs when a baby is born. Skin-to-skin…

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