Resources to help parents of newborns


Sleep deprivation with a newborn



Licensed clinical psychologist Janeen Hayward works with families to help "navigate the emotional transition from couple to family with all the uncertainty and unexpected twists that arise," she says.

Swellbeing offers workshops, webinars and private consultation services. Specifically, Hayward works with families to develop healthy sleep habits, which she says "have been linked to wellness in nearly every aspect of healthy development, from growth and learning to obesity and heart health to mental well-being. The good news is that if parents make healthy sleep a priority, healthy sleep habits are attainable," Hayward says. The folks at Swellbeing work with each family to create a customized sleep solution.

To sleep-deprived new moms, Hayward advises: "Put your oxygen mask on first! Our kids need and deserve us at our best, but the only way they'll get that is if we make our needs a priority. This is not selfish. Children do as we do and if we want our children to be good at taking care of themselves, then we must model that for them."


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