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24 Hudson Valley Parent n October 2017 Specializing in children from infancy to teens Children with special needs welcome Sedation Dentistry available Child friendly environment with video games, Netflix TV and playhouse Most insurances accepted as full or partial payment. By ELORA TOCCI A fter Emily* gave birth to her first child, she suffered from anxiety. She'd had issues with anxiety in the past, and the birth of her baby intensified those feelings. When she became pregnant again, her midwife suggested she seek help to prevent a destabilizing breakdown. Seven months into her pregnancy, Emily wound up in the office of Dr. Agathe C. Pierre-Louis, a licensed clinical psychologist at EMBRACE Therapy, which has offices in Goshen and Croton-on-Hudson. Dr. Pierre-Louis worked with her to identify what worked and what didn't in her last pregnancy and figure out coping mechanisms to better manage her anxiety the second time around. "We did a lot of work around sleep, around unrealistic expectations she had of motherhood and around communication issues she had with her partner," Dr. Pierre-Louis says. "She recognized that she had been feeling very isolated." Don't panic! Advice for moms struggling with anxiety

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