Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
I have loved photography since I was a young child with my point and shoot film camera. I always loved the feeling of the late evening that I now know to be called the "golden hour", and wanted to capture that feeling in my pictures. After taking a few photography classes in High School I knew that I wanted to pursue photography later in life. However, after marrying my college sweetheart and having 4 children I put my dreams on hold for a while. After having my last child I decided that it was once again time to pursue my love of photography again and I absolutely love every chance that I have to capture memories for others. Photography really is my passion and something that I do to fulfill my desire to be creative, I also wish that I had captured more of these moments of my own family and children and want to give that opportunity for others. I have a natural style with my Newborn portraits. I use whites or pale colors and limited props to bring attention to baby and try to capture their innocence at this early age. Newborn Sessions are best when done in the first 2 weeks of baby's life. I take these in my home where you can come and relax while I do the work for you. Plan on two hours for a session.
Becky Castano is an acupuncturist in Newbury Park, California, and is licensed through both the Texas , California medical boards, and Nationally certified by NCCAOM. Not only is she a licensed professional, she is also the mother of two healthy sons. Castano’s goal is to balance effective medical treatment with relaxing soothing maternal experience. Fertility acupuncture is only one part of the clinic in Newbury Park. Castano can also help with treatments for pediatric care, sports injuries and pain management, stress relief and more.
Postpartum depression affects women after childbirth, typically within the first year. Mild and major depression is estimated to affect more than 19% of women in the first few months after childbirth. Some women experience depressive symptoms during pregnancy, a condition known as antenatal depression. Symptoms of depression often go unrecognized, though, because women experience dramatic shifts in hormones during pregnancy and postpartum. Most new moms are likely to show signs of fatigue, for example, along with changes in appetite and sleep patterns, as they adjust to caring for a new baby. The full set of depressive conditions and mood issues that can occur around a pregnancy are collectively known as perinatal depression or perinatal mood disorders.
Dr. Diana Lynn Barnes, Psy.D LMFT is an internationally recognized expert on the assessment and treatment of perinatal mood disorders. A frequently interviewed consultant to the media as well as an international trainer and presenter on all facets of perinatal depression, Dr. Barnes’ has used her own experience with a life-threatening 3 year struggle with postpartum depression to educate women and their families, clinicians, physicians and other health care providers about assessment and treatment practices, and the critical need for early intervention.
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