Why Helping Couples Prepare Their Relationship for Parenthood Is a Crucial Component of Birth and Baby Prep

by Rhona Berens, PhD, CPCC This is one of my favorite quotes: “The greatest gift a couple can give their baby is a loving relationship, because that relationship nourishes Baby’s development.” John and Julie Gottman, authors of And Baby Makes Three In a culture devoted to encouraging expecting couples, especially moms, to make healthy in […]

Maternity & Parenting Institute Launches FamilyPrep

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2014 Maternity & Parenting Institute Launches FamilyPrep: Holistic and Progressive Education In June 2014, the International Maternity & Parenting Institute (IMPI) announced the launch of their Parenting Education program led by Teresa Stewart. Since then Teresa Stewart and Mar Oscategui, founder of IMPI, have created and developed a holistic, progressive […]

Five Ways to Help a Mom Through Postpartum Mood Disorders

by Jess Sherman, Registered Holistic Nutritionist Reprinted with permission from the blog of JessSherman.com It’s time to take on Postpartum Mood Disorders…. Having a baby is the most beautiful, exciting moment of your life, right?  Not for some.  Postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD and psychosis – a collection of mental illnesses particular to the circumstances of pregnancy […]

Why New Parents Fight More & What Birth Professionals Can Do About It

by Rhona Berens, PhD, CPCC Newsflash: 9 in 10 couples report a drop in relationship satisfaction after their first baby is born. Many say the drop is steep. Plus, conflicts increase exponentially. If you work with new parents, or have children, this information is old news. While babies might enhance relationships by deepening our connection […]

Evidence that prenatal and early childhood nutrition play a role in proper brain function and the development of mental illness

by Jess Sherman Thanks to a pioneering researcher in Australia, we have some solid, published evidence that prenatal and early childhood nutrition play a role in proper brain function and the development of mental illness. Dr Jacka’s groundbreaking 2013 study looked at the diet of 23,000 mother/child pairs from pregnancy through to age 5. Among […]

International Maternity Institute Expands and Launches Parenting Education Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 June 27, 2014             SAN FRANCISCO – The International Maternity Institute (IMI) expands to the International Maternity and Parenting Institute (IMPI) and is proud to announce their new Parenting Education Program. The IMPI’s Parenting Education program will officially launch January 2015 and will be led by their Director of Parenting Education, Teresa […]

IMI and Nurturing Sleep Partner to Raise Child Sleep Consultant Standards

To continue raising the bar for child sleep consultant professionals, and to address the root of child sleep challenges, the International Maternity Institute (IMI) has teamed up with Ann Caird, founder of Nurturing Sleep. Going forward, IMI has determined it will implement “emotional wellbeing” as a standard sleep hygiene component, one that all IMI Maternity […]

International Maternity Institute Launches Continuing Education Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 February 4, 2014 International Maternity Institute Launches Continuing Education Program             SAN FRANCISCO – The International Maternity Institute (IMI) is proud to announce the launch of their new Continuing Education Program, led by their Director of Continuing Education, Jessica Brodey.  The IMI Continuing Education Program has been created to support advanced career […]

International Maternity Institute Partners with Happiest Baby

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 February 3, 2014 International Maternity Institute Partners with Happiest Baby             SAN FRANCISCO – The International Maternity Institute has announced its latest collaboration, teaming up with The Happiest Baby Education Association. IMI provides the worlds most progressive and holistic birth education for birth professionals. The Happiest Baby Education Association exists to certify […]

Maternity Institution Launches First Combined Master Program for Birth and Postpartum Professionals

Press Release For Immediate Release: January 22, 2014 Media Contact: Mary Luz Oscategui: 415-754-5277 or maternityinstitute@gmail.com   Maternity Institution Launches First Combined Master Program for Birth and Postpartum Professionals   The International Maternity Institute™ (IMI), providing the world’s most progressive and holistic birth education for birth professionals, is the first birth organization to offer a […]

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