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Journaling During Pregnancy

I recently spoke with Paulette Smith about the benefits of journaling during your pregnancy and after you deliver your baby. It may well help you with your feelings of being overwhelmed by it all. These feelings contribute to the depression you may feel after your baby is born.

Much depression is dependent upon your environment and the feelings you have about your environment. If you feel hopeless, if you cannot manage or think you can’t manage, these are some of the reasons that depression—and suicide—creep into your thoughts.

Journaling is an opportunity to consciously think about what we are grateful for. Research shows that journaling can decrease your anxiety level, decrease your risk for depression, and increase your self confidence.  My podcast on journaling describes how you might want to share your journal with your doctor.

Women don’t often think about journaling when they are pregnant or struggling with taking care of a new baby. Perhaps you should consider giving it a try.

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One of the things I learned as a student and resident, is that in obstetrics you can have a lot to say about your outcome. In other words, you can pick your outcome much of the time—not all of the time—but certainly about 90% of the time. Pregnant women so often feel they shouldn’t question the expert, the obstetrician. My goal is to provide pregnant women a safe arena where they can freely ask questions about their choices in their pregnancy and delivery. I can’t offer you medical advice, but I can tell you about my experiences with the 6000 babies I delivered.

In today’s medical environment, it is very difficult to raise questions about your choices of care. I want to encourage women to have the confidence to trust in themselves and the decisions they make about their care.

Obstetrics isn’t about disease.

It’s about preserving your and your baby’s good health.

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