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Nurturing Families: Serving First Time Mothers in Connecticut

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Leslie Escobales, MS, who is the Nurturing Families Coordinator affiliated with Hartford Hospital.  Ms. Escobales  (860/545-3201) kindly filled me in about  “Nurturing Connections” both at Hartford Hospital and throughout the state.  Nurturing Connections is a support service for first time parents funded by the Children’s Trust  Continue Reading »

International Childbirth Education Association

The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder After Giving Birth?

Yes, one can have the symptoms of anxiety, problems sleeping, flashbacks, avoiding reminders of the event, and other symptoms of PTSD after giving birth. Last week I was invited by Amy Schroder, Hartford Hospital’s Parenting Education Coordinator, to attend the Professor Cheryl Beck’s presentation on her research in this area. Doctor Beck has researched Post  Continue Reading »

Hartford Hospital Talk – Post Event Update

Increasing Joy: Planning for Life “After Baby” The transformation from “couple” to “family” has often been anticipated and planned for, yet new parents may be astounded by the intensity of these changes.  If you are expecting to be new parents, support can help you manage the stressful challenges of a newborn so you may cherish  Continue Reading »

What does “Proactive Solutions for Postpartum Families” mean?

Ideally, you may engage Dr. Thomason’s service before giving birth, in a proactive way.  Proactively, you will schedule a time for Dr. Thomason to meet with you and identify your support needs. She will help you develop a plan for those who can help your family during this transforming and joyful yet demanding time.

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