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Having a baby or new addition to the family is generally thought of a time of nurturance, sweetness, and tender moments. This is not the case for every woman or family. This is a vulnerable time. Chartreuse Center accepts your sentiment with an open heart and without judgement. There are significant thought and emotional changes through the changes of treatment to pregnancy and then again between pregnancy and parenting. You deserve to receive care from well trained professionals that are passionate and knowledgable. You have our promise to companion you into your very important roles of Mommy & Daddy.
Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) were once thought to be only a woman’s concern. However, men, gay & lesbian parents, new adoptive/foster parents and even parenting grandparents are at risk for PMAD due to the significant life, social, relational & psychological adjustments that occur with a new child. Pregnancy depression and postpartum anxiety are very real experiences.
PMAD are more than the "Baby Blues" and include Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder & Postpartum Psychosis. Perinatal time frame begins at conception and continues through the first year after delivery. PMAD can begin during anytime within the perinatal period. PMAD are the most common maternal health complication with over 800,000 cases reported in the U.S. every year.
Parenting with TLC is available on YouTube and offers insight to various parenting topics that include talking with teachers, addressing various family dynamics, benefits of routine, self soothing for parents and kids, just to name a few. This is a complimentary group of videos to encourage dialogue. Some topics are more humorous... some more serious.
My kids have never fit into the parenting book molds... No manual for my Thing 1 and Thing 2... I give you a peek into the Blackburn home. This is really about how to survive as parents without losing our sense of humor or minds.
Get a glimpse of perfectly imperfect parenting... You are seriously not alone in this crazy role of Mom or Dad...
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