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Fairfield Family Acupuncture: This ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine helps to restore balance in the body. As we grow to understand the connection between psychological and physical health, acupuncture is gaining popularity in the treatment of conditions such as: anxiety, depression, infertility, pain, fatigue, etc.
Family Tree Yoga Center: A yoga center that offers a variety of services(classes, workshops, support groups, playgroups, etc.) for the whole family.
The Parent Collective: Provides a home for prenatal education, open discussion and community building through a series of closed group workshops.
Connecticut Chapter of Postpartum Support International (PSI-CT): A collaborative building resource that helps to identify and develop a safety net of supports and services for pregnant and postpartum mothers and their families to enhance family well being and functioning. PSI-CT offers a list of all Connecticut perinatal support groups.
Hope After Loss: Supports parents and families who have experienced the loss of their baby during pregnancy or anytime during the infant's life. The organization offers many levels of support including support groups and burial financial assistance.
Mother To Baby CT: A free consultation service for providers and families searching for guidance on any substance interference with pregnancy development and/or breastfeeding. For example, if you're concerned about the whether a medication that you're taking may have an effect on your unborn baby or whether it could be passed through your breastmilk. Mother To Baby CT offers telephone or in person consultation and has many fact sheets on psychotropic medications in pregnancy through their website.
Postpartum Support International: The leading organization dedicated to reducing the negative impact of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders on mothers and their families through outreach, telephone and group support, training and advocacy.
And Baby Makes Three: John Gottman and Julie Schwartz provide an incredible context on how your relationships transform after having a baby and particularly teach couples how to maintain a healthy marriage in the midst of this transition.
The Body Keeps the Score: An innovative way to view the effects of trauma on the body and brain. Included are strategies that go beyond the traditional treatment approaches.
Brainstorm: The parenting book that I recommend the most for the teenage years. Not only does it provide a wonderful overview of the teenage brain but how to harness its unique powers.