Womens’ Wellness

Flight Of A Mom With a Special Needs Child, Orlando Women’s Counseling

Flight Of A Mom With A Special Needs Child   When we are about to take off on a flight, the flight attendants instruct us about our seat belts, emergency exits and oxygen masks. Few of us pay attention.  We are busy settling a baby, telling our kids not to kick the seat in front of you and

Help for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety in Orlando/Orlando Women’s Counseling

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Help, Orlando Women's Issue Counselor .  How to tell if a A Mother  Might Need Help for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety in Orlando. 1. She may feel anxious or panicky. 2. She has physical problems such as chest pain, racing heart, shortness of breath, dizziness, numbness in hands or feet, tingling sensations, nausea or upset

Sarasota Murder-Suicide, Postpartum Depression? | Orlando Women’s Counseling

Postpartum Depression? Sarasota Murder-Suicide, Postpartum Depression?  Police: Mom shoots baby, then herself in Sarasota murder-suicide.   This weekend a devastating and very sad story aired on the Orlando news.  The city of Sarasota needlessly lost a mother and baby.  This story impacts us greatly at Orlando Women’s Counseling as we work with women who have suffered from Postpartum

New Mom Jitters or Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety? Orlando Women’s Counseling

Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety?  New Mom Jitters or Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety?  "I’ve heard of Postpartum Depression but what is Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety?" "How can I tell if my Anxiety is something to be concerned about or if it is New Mom Jitters?"   15- 20% of women experience Postpartum Anxiety and Depression (PSI, 2010).  But did

Stressed Out Mama! Orlando Women’s Counseling

      Stressed Out Mama! Summer’s over and now I am hitting the ground earlier, getting breakfast together with one eye open, making lunches, backpacks stocked, thinking about work and dragging sleep drunk kids out of bed. I barely get a swig of coffee before I tear out the door with two rowdy kids in tow. The

The X Factor: 5 Signs You Are NOT Over Your Ex | Breakups

  “I’m so over him! I don’t care anymore!” How many times have you said this but shortly thereafter you were wishing you were back together?  Have you ever felt so certain that this time you were going to move on, only to then have the “what if” thoughts flood your brain?  You are not alone!  Did you know that

3 Ways To Help A New Mom Cope

I remember coming home from the hospital with a new baby and feeling the fear, excitement and overwhelming stress of it all. Taking care of the baby, laundry, meals, and even taking a shower was like trying to juggle with my hands tied behind my back. For a new mom when trying to juggle household tasks, the most common emotions

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge…Baby Love? Orlando Women’s Counseling

  Kate, Duchess of Cambridge...Baby Love? How do you define love?  Is it the pounding of the heart, sweating palms, passionate, or an instant connection?  Being in love and falling in love for some, describes the action of attachment and a long term commitment… the “You Complete Me”.  So how does this tie into the new little Royal

Perimenopause Symptoms: 5 Things You Should Do….Orlando Perimenopausal Counseling

Orlando Perimenopausal Counseling Perimenopause can occur for several years and  up to 10 years prior to menopause.  My aunt use to call it "Mental Pause"...her way of joking about the mental, emotional and physical changes during this time in a women's life.  It can be  challenging and an unknown for many women. The perimenopausal emotional and hormonal connection

3 Realistic Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

TV.  Not a day goes by that we don’t see pregnant Kim Kardashian sporting a designer outfit emphasizing her growing baby bump on covers of magazines or on entertainment (OK, I really hate the words “baby bump” but, hey it’s what they are calling these little miracles these days.)  Celebrity pregnancies are exciting and often portrayed as glamorous, as in