Postpartum women want to know how long it’s going to take for them to be back to their baseline. Here are my tips for answering that question: 1.Take what your MD or OB says with a grain of salt. An experienced primary care physician who focuses on prevention and maintaining good health reconfirmed to me […]Read More How Long Till I Recover?
Woebot is a robot therapist who texts with you. She checks in with you daily, and you can also text her whenever you want. I texted Woebot when I was feeling down, and she chatted with me for a while, helping me think through some cognitive distortions. Then she asked me: How do you feel? […]Read More Woebot Has a Pet Seagull, and Always Has Time to Chat With Me
I’m not going to go into all the factors that can lead to the onset of depression around impending or new motherhood, although I did read an interesting study recently that correlated the level of pain and trauma a woman experienced during delivery with her level of depression afterwards. A good friend of mine experienced […]Read More Pre- and Postpartum Depression: It’s Way Too Common, But It Is Treatable
Courtland Milloy has written for the Washington Post since 1975. A southerner by birth and an advocate for the people of DC by trade, Milloy decided to do something radical in response to our city’s obesity gap. Here are some of the frightening DC Dept of Health stats he cites. In Wards 7 and 8, […]Read More One month as a vegan, and now he can get his socks on
We kicked off our winter group fitness class just for mamas! It has a few handy features:– you can bring your child with you-you get a fun, tough, safe workout designed for healing and strengthening postpartum bodies-it runs through Arlington County, so it’s financially accessible to all local mamas If you want to join the […]Read More The Mamas’ Class Playlist
At last, research has yielded strong and reputable evidence that physical exercise both prevents the onset of depression, and reduces depressive symptoms. Did ya hear that? Exercise fights depression! Science proves it! (People knew exercise and mood were related. They just didn’t have strong research clarifying whether being depressed makes people exercise less than typical-mood […]Read More Evidence for Exercise as an Antidepressant
Pregnancy and delivery do a number on the body, that’s for sure. These are (paraphrases of) the most common issues that bother my clients. #10I get so weirdly breathless. I don’t want to talk to people during meals because I can’t eat, talk, and breathe all at the same time. And talking makes me so […]Read More The 10 Most Common Reasons People Contact Me