Enhancing Your Relationship During Infertility

Enhancing Your Relationship During Infertility

Enhancing Your Relationship During Infertility

By Sharon N. Covington, MSW, LSCW-C Most couples enter the path towards parenthood expecting that it will occur without too much problem. After all, they spend most of their lives trying not to get pregnant and assume that when they…

The Infertility Journey: A Guide for Coping

The Infertility Journey: A Guide for Coping

By Sharon N. Covington, MSW, LSCW-C Infertility is an experience that strikes at the very core of who we are—our sense of self, connection to others, values, roles, goals and dreams. The ability to procreate and regenerate is considered one…

Is Postpartum Depression Real?

Is Postpartum Depression Real?

Postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are real. And, like any other medical disease, there are treatments that help.

Mother & Baby Program Celebrating Five Years

Mother & Baby Program Celebrating Five Years
Women who are expecting or are within two years postpartum are at higher risk for a behavioral health issue than any other time in their life. At the same time, many have a little bundle of joy that can make...

A Patient’s Story of Hope and Motherhood

A Patient’s Story of Hope and Motherhood

Two weeks after giving birth to my second daughter, I realized I was suffering from postpartum depression (PPD). The signs were familiar as I had experienced the same symptoms after my first child was born, three years earlier. I understood…

May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month

May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month in the state of Michigan? For the sixth year in a row, Michigan law makers have officially proclaimed the month of May, Postpartum Depression Awareness Month for the entire state. Over…

Amanda Rubick: The Reason I’m Running

Amanda Rubick: The Reason I’m Running

By Amanda Rubick On May 13, I will be running the 40th Annual Fifth Third River Bank Run and raising funds for Pine Rest’s Patient Assistance Fund, which helps reduce the cost of treatment for patients experiencing financial hardships. I choose…

After Perinatal Mood Disorder: Reclaiming Your Intimacy

After Perinatal Mood Disorder: Reclaiming Your Intimacy
  This post is part three in a three-part series on how to rebuild the relationship between partners after a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMD), which includes postpartum depression and anxiety. According to marriage therapist and researcher Dr. John...

More “Me Time” Helps Keep Your Mom Battery Charged

More “Me Time” Helps Keep Your Mom Battery Charged

By Melissa Vander Laan, CTRS   “Me Time? What!? Are you kidding? Who has time for that with a three year old needing me every other second and a newborn who is interested in nursing most of the day?”  …

After Perinatal Mood Disorder: When You Just Aren’t Communicating

After Perinatal Mood Disorder: When You Just Aren’t Communicating
  This post is part two in a three-part series on how to rebuild the relationship between partners after a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD), which can include postpartum depression and anxiety. One of the symptoms of a struggling...