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PostPartum Depression

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PostPartum Depression

Women hope and pray for a safe pregnancy. Discovering their pregnancy is affected by postpartum depression is devastating. However, postpartum depression can be treated through counseling. We at Hopeful Beginnings provide free counseling from qualified counselors for women experiencing postpartum depression. With time and treatment, recovery is possible Have you been feeling empty,…

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Anxiety during and after pregnancy

Is it normal to have anxiety?   We all experience some type of anxiety in our everyday life. We can feel anxious about making difficult decisions, doing a presentation, or dealing with financial issues. Anxiety is a feeling of worry or uneasiness due to stressful situations. Many women can experience anxiety during and…

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Children and Divorce

Why do children feel that a divorce means they did something wrong? Emotions can be extremely overpowering as an adult, for children they are drastically heightened. Divorce is a stressful and emotional experience for not only the adult but more so for the children. Children have a difficult time processing the situation due…

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Flu Shot Facts

Importance of the Influenza Vaccine (Flu Shot)   Every once in awhile, people get sick. We tend to see people sick around the time that the weather begins to change. Since people get the flu, the flu researchers developed a flu shot that can protect people from getting it. However, what is the…

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Strategies for Parents with Young Children this School Year

The American Academy of Pediatrics has some tips on parenting in a pandemic. Find this information and more at HealthyChildren.org: • Address children’s fear as they rely on their parents for safety, both physically and emotionally: -Answer questions about the pandemic simply and as honestly as you can -Recognize your child’s feelings -Maintain…

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3 Components to a Healthy Relationship

3 Components to a Healthy Relationship Communication Communication is key. Keeping open & healthy communication helps a relationship flow. You should be able to express yourself when you are happy, sad, or mad. If there are things you don’t like, talk things out by listening & understanding. An unhealthy relationship is seen as…

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Am I Pregnant?

Missing one or more menstrual periods is a classic sign of pregnancy. But this can be tricky for women, whose periods aren’t yet regular. It can also be tricky for girls whose cycles are off as a result of excessive dieting or exercise, low body fat from sports, or hormonal disorders like PCOS….

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ABC’S of Safe Sleep

A L O N E – B A C K – C R I B The safety of your child is the number one priority for any parent. From baby-proofing the house to sanitizing your child’s toys, parents work tirelessly to make sure their child is safe at home. One danger parents overlook…

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