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Board-certified OB/GYN Shieva Ghofrany and I discuss ways to reduce anxiety during pregnancy, how to be resilient during labor (and in life) and the importance of establishing a trusting and collaborative relationship with your OB/GYN and the support systems you surround yourself with.

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35. Rethinking the birth plan: How to create a plan with your OB/GYN that supports resilience and reduces anxiety during and after pregnancy with Dr. Shieva Ghofrany

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32. Going back to work after baby: Maintaining a healthy and secure attachment bond Q&A with Dr. Emily Upshur

Dr. Emily Upshur, my partner from our joint group practice Upshur Bren Psychology Group, and I are helping a mom who is worried about maintaining a secure attachment bond with her baby when she has to go back to work once her maternity leave ends. Whether or not you’re planning to be a working parent, this episode is chock full of the psychological and real world applications of attachment theory, attunement, transitions, self-care and separation anxiety.

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23. Nurturing your child’s relationship to music with musician and dad Mark Joseph

Music is a fantastic tool through which we can foster community, attunement and joy. I’ll pick Mark Joseph’s brain on how he supports his own children’s love of music and integrates it into his parenting. And through this lens we’ll discuss some universal topics, like different learning styles, fostering intrinsic motivation, and navigating societal pressures and expectations.

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20. How will masks impact children’s language and social-emotional development? A conversation with SLP Becky Birkenfeld

How will masks impact our children’s development? Joining me is speech-language pathologist Becky Birkenfeld. Becky talks about what she’s observed in her practice, ways she’s feeling reassured about language development during ther pandemic, and actionable steps parents can take to foster communication skills with their child.

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