You Might Need a Prenatal and Infant Psychology Specialist if…


Early intervention is the best prevention.

  • Are you unsure whether you and your baby have bonded well or if something has gotten in the way of building a positive bond, such as a hospitalization for you or your baby, postpartum depression, adoption or foster care, extreme fussiness or severe parent stresses?
  • Does your baby have trouble taking in comfort by looking away, stiffening or arching away when held, or doesn’t calm down when comforted?
  • After 6 months of age, does your baby not show any stranger awareness or does not respond differently to parents and unfamiliar people?
  • Is your baby excessively clingy or anxious? Will he or she not move away from you even for a short distance to explore toys or interact with other children?
  • Are you having a hard time liking your baby, or if it seems as though most of your interactions are negative or upsetting?
  • Are you worried about your baby’s sleeping, feeding, toilet training, or other concerning behavior?
  • Do you feel that you overreact, yell, or hit your child, or feel extreme distress when your child shows certain typical or unusual behaviors?
  • Are you concerned about how your own experience of being birthed, raised, or parented might affect your own parenting?
  • Are you or your baby having trouble with breastfeeding or other feeding methods?

These are only a few examples of how prenatal and infant psychology could benefit you and your baby. If you are concerned about yourself or your baby, please contact contact me at for more information.

“Attachment behavior is any form of behavior that results in a person attaining or maintaining proximity to some other clearly identified individual who is conceived as better able to cope with the world.”  – A Secure Base, John Bowlby

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Postpartum Depression, Breastfeeding, and Skin to Skin Benefits


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Screening for Postpartum Depression Is Not Enough

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Screening for Postpartum Depression, Family Relationships, and Treatment


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The Efficacy of Postpartum Depression Screening

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“Programs give new moms help with struggles”

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Postpartum Depression Deserves Greater Public Awareness

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Who Will Screen for Postpartum Depression?

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Postpartum Depression After One Year

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Postpartum Depression and Mental Health Support


“This Emotional Life”: Postpartum Depression

“Bonding is a process, not a finite event”

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Mental Health Support for Pregnant Women & New Mothers is Not Good Enough, Report Says

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10 Ways to Cope with Postpartum Depression

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More on Postpartum Depression

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Emerging Risk Factors ID’d for Postpartum Depression

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“Emerging risk factors for postpartum depression include the serotonin transporter genotype and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid status, both of which may interact to affect risk, according to a review published in the November issue of The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.”

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Too Many Women Continue to Die in Childbirth

“The United States can do better than dead last on maternal mortality in the developed world. We can show the way!”

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Why You Can’t Get a Baby’s Cry Out of Your Head (Even If You Don’t Have Children)


  • “"Researchers find the cry of a baby triggers emotional responses in the brain unlike any other sound – even in non-parents
  • Oxford University team found cry triggers brain’s emotional response in just 100 milliseconds”

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Prenatal and Postpartum Depression, Prevention and Treatment

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Preventing and Treating Prenatal Depression

“Outreach programs that provide support to pregnant women are highly effective at preventing the isolation and overwhelming stress some women feel during pregnancy.”

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How is Postpartum Depression Treated?

“Without treatment, postpartum depression can last a very long time. If, after two weeks, your symptoms persist or worsen, talk with your health care provider about a treatment plan.”

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5 Ways to Watch Out for Postpartum Depression

“We (and our hormones) all have our own reaction to child birth. Yours is valid. Get help as soon as you realize you might need it.”

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