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The Reluctant Therapist: Exploring pregnancy's impact on childhood development

The first hour of life outside the womb is a special time when babies meet their parents for the first time and a family is formed. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and should not be interrupted unless the baby or mother is unstable and requires medical resuscitation. It is a "sacred" time that should be honored, cherished and protected whenever possible.

Host Elizabeth Barrett is joined by Dr. Raylene Phillips, president of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. They talk about the impact of pregnancy and birth on the development of children and the effects of these early bonding experiences on their mental health and well-being into adulthood.

Elizabeth Barrett is a wife, mother, licensed marriage-family therapist, educator, eavesdropper, emotion worker, and mental health consultant. She uses all of these skills to address the subjects that we all struggle with in this conversation with the Reluctant Therapist.