Happy With Baby’s Catherine O’Brien, LMFT featured on Psych Central

Recently, I’ve had the honor to be interviewed and featured in a two-part article series published on Psych Central.  The articles focus on ways for new parents to maintain connection with their partners during the intense transition period that happens when you bring home a new baby. 

Part One, 4 Pointers for New Parents for Maintaining a Healthy Marriage, focuses on the importance of developing a Postpartum Plan for expectant parents, ways to delegate tasks and ask for help in the day-to-day, and the importance of sharing with your partner what you’re feeling and where you’re struggling during the transition.

Part Two, 4 More Pointers for New Parents for Maintaining a Healthy Marriage, focuses on ways to nurture intimacy during that first year:  what to do when you might not be interested in physical touch from your partner, ways to redirect your focus toward the in-between moments and those fleeting moments of joy and magic, as well as what to do when depression or anxiety set in.

Check them out and let me know what you think in the comments, or email me directlyAnd, as an added bonus, sign up to receive my FREE Postpartum Preparedness Plan