If You Missed Them: Links for Thought (1/31/12)

In 2012, Links for Thought will appear one-at-a-time on Williamsburg Mothering’s Facebook feed first, with a summary roundup (like this one here) posted occasionally on the blog.

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And now without further ado, the links!

Links for Thought

  • LactMed.  Check on the safety of drugs, supplements, and herbs during breastfeeding with this online NIH database.  Available as an app for iPhone/Android, too!

New Postpartum Resources.  Williamsburg Mothering did a special weeklong focus on postpartum mood issues on Facebook in the leadup to the launch of our new Resource Guide to Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD.

  • 5 Damaging Myths About Postpartum Depression.  Myth 1: Women with PPD are sad and cry constantly.  Myth 2: PPD occurs within the first few months of childbirth.  Myth 3. PPD will go away on its own… (PsychCentral)
  • Depression in Pregnant Women and New Mothers.  A collection of first-rate, cutting-edge articles by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC.  Particularly great are the handouts on non-pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical treatments for postpartum mood disorders.

Local News and Events

  • Magic Hour Gives New Parents Bonding Time with Baby.  Bon Secours hospitals recently instituted a “Magic Hour” policy of immediate skin-to-skin bonding time for babies and their parents in the first hour after birth, for both vaginal and C-section deliveries! It would be wonderful to see Sentara follow suit! (The Daily Press)
  • Free Healthy Pregnancy Class (Sat 2/4,10:30 AM, Williamsburg Regional Library, downtown Williamsburg).  Two hours.  Learn about nutrition, pregnancy exercises, interventions, your options, birth partners, stages of birth, and more.
  • Pregnancy Loss Circle (Thu 2/16, 7:00 PM, Gloucester Courthouse).  A safe, supportive environment to talk about loss during pregnancy, birth, or postpartum.