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Keys to Parenting

Pumping During Residency

However, when my daughter arrived at the beginning of my second year of residency, I found myself having to return to 12+ hour shifts at only eight weeks postpartum. My plan was to exclusively pump with a goal of making it to six months.

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Keys to Parenting

Local and National Perinatal Mental Health Resources

Do you know where to turn if you or your loved one is struggling with their mental health during pregnancy or postpartum? You do not have to suffer in silence alone. Learn about local and national resources available to connect you with the help you need today. 

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Brittany Kai, expert in maternal mental health
Keys to Parenting

Maternal Mental Health Spotlight

Brittany Kai, a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and mother of five, shares how her personal journey with perinatal mental health issues led her to specialize in Reproductive and Maternal Mental Health. 

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Keys to Newborn Care

The Keys to Choosing a Great Pediatrician

When looking for a pediatrician, it’s important to find one that respects your parenting preferences and is current with evidence-based research. Here are some tips to consider when determining if a pediatrician is a good fit for you and our top picks we recommend to the families we support.

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Keys to Newborn Care

Paternal Mental Health Support for Expecting and New Dads is a “Thing”

When you read most articles around perinatal mood disorders and postpartum mental health, the focus is primarily around the expecting or new mother. Without a doubt, maternal mental health is very important. But what about expecting and new fathers? Often times, they are left out of the equation and don’t know where to turn to for help (either for themselves or how to help their partners). Postpartum Support International (PSI) has online resources geared specifically for fathers…

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