Supporting & Improving Maternal Mental Health: An Interview with Suzanne Swanson

Supporting & Improving Maternal Mental Health: An Interview with Suzanne Swanson

Suzanne Swanson, PhD, discusses the development of her career as a psychologist focusing on birth and the early-parenting years, and the importance of support for women's mental health during this time. She has been in this field for over 40 years in her hometown of St. Paul, MN. She is a speaker and writer, was the founding director of Postpartum Support Minnesota, owner of Mothers Matter where she co-teaches "Another Birth, Another Story" with Susan Lane, on the board of the Prevention and Treatment of Trauma in Childbirth with Penny Simkin, and a published poet, including her book, "What Other Worlds: Postpartum Poems."

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Supporting and Healing Birth Trauma: An Interview with Renee Groenemann

Supporting and Healing Birth Trauma: An Interview with Renee Groenemann

"My purpose is that women feel their true power in birth. Birth is one of the ultimate expressions of female identity in that not only are we birthing our little ones, but the whole process is the ultimate expression of life—feminine creativity, surrendering to the process, and conquering the fear of the unknown to experience the ultimate love and passion. Women deserve to emerge from this process of true courage and love with a sense of strength rather than fear or victimization."

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Breastfeeding Relationships & Craniosacral Therapy: An Interview with Jamee Diver

Breastfeeding Relationships & Craniosacral Therapy: An Interview with Jamee Diver

It’s about empowering mothers to mother their babies, and for many of the moms I work with, that begins with breastfeeding...

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5 Ways to Bond with Your Baby: Healing After Difficult Birth Part 2

5 Ways to Bond with Your Baby: Healing After Difficult Birth Part 2

A doula's tips for bonding with baby after a difficult birth.

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Healing After A Difficult Birth Part 1

Healing After A Difficult Birth Part 1

When your birth doesn't go quite as hoped or imagined, it can take some time to process what happened, and heal from the experience. Here are a few tips for taking those steps.

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