Mental Health


What To Ask At Your First Postpartum Check-up

Bringing babies into the world is hard work; it’s called labor for a reason! The first few weeks of caring for a newborn are no walk in the park either, especially as your body heals. Your little one isn’t the only one deserving care and attention after birth. Let’s prepare for your first postpartum check-up appointment so that you can continue to be your best self, for you and everyone around you....

The Top Five Questions To Ask At Your Newborn Visit

We asked one of our favorite pediatricians, Dr. Jon Snaroff at Premier Pediatrics, to go over the top 5 questions new parents should be asking their pediatrician during their newborn visit and included his common answers to his patients....

Postpartum Recovery: What the first 6 weeks are like?

No doubt you’ve taken many steps to prepare your mind and your home for the newest edition of your family, your precious baby. Your little bundle of joy isn’t the only one deserving of attention after giving birth because you too have undergone transformation and will need time to heal and recover. Here are some common things to expect and consider in the first six weeks after having your baby: ...

Recognizing Signs of Perinatal Anxiety & Depression

This webinar took place on May 17, 2021, during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. It was hosted by Boober in partnership with Hatch. It was hosted by Jada Shapiro, founder of Boober, and featured Olivia Bergeron, LCSW, psychotherapist and parent coach at Mommy Grove (and a provider on the boober platform) and Jabina Coleman, LSW, MSW, IBCLC, lactation therapist and psychotherapist, and public speaker leading the movement “Everyone Wants to Hold the Baby; Who Will Hold the Mother?”. The following is a compilation of answers from Jabina and Olivia on various mental health questions regarding mothers in their prenatal and postpartum periods ...

Preparing for Postpartum

Preparing for postpartum, in our culture which focuses heavily on pregnancy and birth preparation, may seem unusual, but along with the sweet newborn cuddles and overflow of well wishes comes very real challenges, adjustments and a need for deep healing. Even when your pregnancy, birth and early postpartum period is going “well,” it can be overwhelming for some people! And of course there can be concerns for the birthing parent or baby—expected or unexpected—that leave a family needing even more support. .“Nothing could have prepared me for this!” is a common and (oftentimes) exasperated refrain from new parents. ...

How do you know if you need a perinatal mental health therapist?

The most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth is perinatal (loosely defined as the time from pregnancy to postpartum) depression and anxiety. During this time, new parents face many changes, physically and emotionally. Becoming a parent can be a pretty stressful time – everything’s new and it can take a while to find your feet. Add into the mix difficulties with feeding, sleeping, or settling your baby and things can start to feel a bit overwhelming. If your anxious feelings are getting in the way of daily life, it is time to seek help....

Podcast: “Breastfeeding: Optimizing your Success and Minimizing Shame”

Boober founder, Jada Shapiro, talks about everything breastfeeding with Georgie Kovacs, on the Fempower Health podcast. In this episode, Jada and Georgie talk through all of the topics around breastfeeding, including: How women need better information about breastfeeding Mental health issues for women in this season of life What lactation consultants do The options around breastfeeding Reasons women may not produce enough breast milk When babies need chiropractic care....

9 crucial tips for infant care during COVID-19

Virtually every aspect of our daily life has been altered in some way by COVID-19. Taking care of an infant is no exception. While your newborn’s needs are the same, never before have parents been expected to take care of their babies entirely by themselves—without friends, family, or hired care providers like postpartum doulas. ...

Why virtual care works for expecting and new parents?

My name is Jada Shapiro and I’m the founder of boober, a platform that connects expectant parents and new families to maternal care providers, like birth doulas, lactation consultants, postpartum doulas, and mental health therapists. Until March, we were known for matching clients with expert care providers for in-person visits. I have always maintained that there are a time and place for virtual care, but there are certain aspects of support that can only happen in the same place. Pregnant, birthing and postpartum parents benefit from empathetic in-person connections, and we stand strong as one of the few companies that focuses on the face-to-face experience. ...

From pain and despair to joyful breastfeeding – A thank you note

from pain and despair to joyful breastfeeding – a thank you note When this unsolicited thank-you note landed in our email, it literally brought us to tears. This note is everything. It’s why we do the work we do. We are so thankful to have such amazing lactation professionals like Grace on the boober platform. We asked Elyssa if it...