Postpartum Depression therapist Dr. Katie Sardone of Behavioral Health Dallas

Worried About Postpartum Depression?

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The title of this blog is pretty heavy. The weeks and months following a baby’s arrival can be full of ups and downs. We have all heard stories about postpartum depression or anxiety and we know that no new parent wants to feel sad after their baby arrives. However, the statistics show that around 1 in 5 women will have …

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Congratulations Whitney | Dallas Lamaze Childbirth Class

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Dallas Lamaze Classes with Whitney Patterson We are so proud of Whitney! She has been a doula with Great Expectations Birth since early 2016 and teaches our Prepared Childbirth Classes. Whitney recently took the extra step to become a certified Lamaze instructor. She completed a lot of assignments, studied and then sat for the exam. Now the results are in …


Meet Erika – IBCLC

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Lactation Consultant Services Great Expectations is excited to introduce a new member of our team! Her name is Erika Kusche and she is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who will be providing lactation consultant services and helping us lead some post partum “playdates” for the moms that come through our office at the Nest. Stay tuned to see the …


The Nest Addison | GRAND Opening

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We are excited to invite you to Addison this SUNDAY for the official Grand Opening of The Nest. This is a family friendly event so bring your kids, your spouse, your grandparents and your friends and come party with us at The Nest. There will be henna tattoos, Berry Naked Popsicles, Kombucha, face painting, music and some surprises. PLUS DOOR …

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The Nappy Shoppe | Addison & Plano

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Do you know about The Nappy Shoppe? The Nappy Shoppe is a great store in Plano (and now Addison) that sells of environmentally friendly baby and parenting items. With a name like Nappy Shoppe you know they sell cloth diapers but the Nappy Shoppe also sells maternity and nursing clothing, essential oils, babywearing gear, amber necklaces, bras and bunch of …

Dallas, Frisco, Plano, Mansfield Doula in the NICU

NICU | One Mother Shares Her Experience

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September is a special month for me. It’s my birthday month, but it is also NICU Awareness month- an awareness month I never imagined I would be aware of, but here I am…AWARE. The Emotions When I was asked to write something about our NICU experience, my first response was “I will. BUT I will have 20 drafts of emotional …

Birth Class in Dallas, North Dallas, Frisco, Plano and Addison

Birth Classes – Voted Best in North Texas

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A Birth Class Taught by an EXPERT You want your birth class to be taught by an expert and is there anyone more of an expert in what really happens during labor than an experienced Labor and Delivery nurse?  Probably not!  You will love learning from Nurse Whitney, she knows what she is talking about and she will make you …