Posts by Trish Wilkinson

Postpartum Care: Baby’s First Weeks Home

It Takes A Village When I had my first child 29 years ago, my husband and I were lucky enough to have my mom stay with us for 10 days after his birth. Before the birth, I wasn’t really sure that I wanted our special time when we brought our baby home “invaded,” even by…

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Newborn Parents in the Time of COVID

We did it! Not only did we survive 2020, many managed to get through a holiday season that looked drastically different from holidays past. There was a decrease of in-person family dinners, holiday parties, and white elephant games due to social distancing and staying safe. Many sacrificed, and have been sacrificing: missed graduations, absent proms,…

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Perinatal Mental Health – The Mind of Birth

People get excited about babies. Well, why not? Babies are cute, cuddly bundles of human squish that make the hardest heart melt. How many times have we “ooooooed” and “awwwwwed” over diaper commercials or newborn photo shoots? Some of us can get lost in the baby clothes section at Target. Who can walk by someone…

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An introduction … sort of??

In my high school psychology class my teacher told us… That the average person(s) changes their job five times in their adult life. I remember thinking at the time that there was no way that would be me… I would know exactly what I would study in college and that would be the career I…

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From the Belly

My life has been filled with humor… some of it has hit the mark at times, but more often than not is has served me well. I love to laugh, but there have been situations in my 58 years that I have wondered if being funny and making jokes has been appropriate. Just like getting…

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