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Category: Postpartum

Top Tips for Thriving (not surviving) in the Fourth Trimester! – Dr. Julie Schurr

As an OB/GYN for over 26 years, I’ve been curious when we as a medical community, and as a civilized culture, would recognize that a pregnant woman’s journey doesn’t simply end with the delivery of her child. Wonderful and exciting as this is, I’ve learned through personal and professional experience that the really hard part […]

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The Fourth Trimester-It’s about time, it’s about YOU! – Dr. Julie Schurr

Pediatricians often speak to new parents about the “fourth trimester” (AKA the first three months of life) as an incredible time of change, adaptation and development in the newborn. I have always thought, as an OB/GYN, “what about the changes as a new mom?” Becoming a new parent is a momentous phase in a woman’s […]

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Postpartum Depression - Madison WI

How will I know if I’m just overwhelmed and sleep-deprived versus depressed postpartum? Do I need help?

Absolutely every new Mom experiences a transition in mood postpartum. The spectrum includes feeling mildly anxious and uncertain and crying “just because it feels better” to intense feelings that are prohibitive of you taking care of yourself and your baby. In other words, Postpartum Blues can be anticipated, to some extent, in all new Moms. […]

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