One of the cancer lectures I went to was on how to use selected nutriceuticals, phytochemicals and functional foods to influence tumor suppression and tumor promoter genes. Wow. It was super interesting and I was happy to see many medical professionals in the room. I had the pleasure of sitting next to this amazing pediatric oncologist who told me she has seen a rise in children’s cancer over the last couple of decades. In fact, she was currently treating a newborn that had brain cancer. WHAT?!?!?! I knew right there and then that I had to write this blog post and share it with more then just my friends!
I’m sitting at a café and a pregnant woman and her husband just walked in. No biggie, right? Except, since I started working with expecting & new parents, whenever I see a pregnant couple, my brain starts spinning with post-baby research like…Conflicts skyrocket after birth; 90% of couples report a drop in relationship satisfaction after their first child; perpetual issues appear more frequently post-birth.
I have to admit, I feel daunted when I share this info with expecting couples. Why? Because no matter how many examples of stressed relationships we witness among new parents we know, many of us remain convinced we’ll avoid those challenges with our spouses.