Postpartum OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), is a mental illness that affects a small number of women (less than 5%) postpartum, but is a very serious condition that all women should be aware of before giving birth.
Thanks to a recent push in research and legislation as well as celebrities like Brooke Shields, Hayden Panettiere, Adele and Chrissy Teigen openly sharing their personal accounts, postpartum depression is receiving much more attention than ever before.
There are plenty of benefits to having kids later in life. Chances are that your finances are in better shape, you’ve built a solid community that includes other parents, and you’re just generally wiser and have weathered a few storms. That doesn’t mean it’s easy though! Especially if you’re looking after a lively toddler while approaching menopause. So, how can you nurture your own needs while parenting?
While being a new parent is obviously very busy and time consuming, it is also a profoundly uplifting and worthwhile situation to be in. It just wouldn’t hurt if you also had a few tips and tricks up your sleeve for optimizing your time, simultaneously. Here are a few tips for making the most of your time as a busy new parent.
As adults, Herpes zoster, or shingles, occurs due to a reactivation of VZV that has been hanging around in our bodies since we had the primary infection in our childhood. I, for example, had chickenpox at age 16 and recently developed shingles at age 45!