Postpartum Series: The Fourth Trimester - A Mental Health Revolution Begins in Infancy with Greer Kirshenbaum Ph.D.

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Greer Kirshenbaum Ph.D. is super excited to be the first Neuroscientist Doula and the first Neuroscientist Infant Sleep Educator. Greer’s company, Nurture Neuroscience, is on a mission to revolutionize the future of health. She wants families and perinatal practitioners to understand how early caregiving experience can boost mental wellness and diminish depression, anxiety, and addiction in adulthood by shaping babies’ brains through simple, intuitive, enriching experiences in pregnancy, birth and infancy.

Greer teaches courses, provides consultations for pregnancy and infancy, and is a birth and postpartum doula. She is currently creating an Infant Sleep Educator course with Bebo Mia.

When you understand that how you respond to your baby's cries affects their long-term mental health, you may pick up your baby more. This episode explores how early caregiver and child bonding influences brain development. The science behind parenting is FASCINATING.

In this episode, you’ll hear about:

  • Greer's attraction to neuroscience
  • How your early life experience impacts your mental health
  • 3 ways you can support your baby’s lifelong mental health
  • Prenatal bonding
  • How the caregiver and child relationship benefits lifelong mental health
  • Serve and Return communication method
  • Conscious Discipline
  • Sleep
  • Keep doing your best

You're a BIG influence in the development of your baby's brain and nervous system. Ditch the fear of, "Am I parenting right?" Instead, do great things for the sake of being a positive force. Absorb as much of Greer's Instagram posts as you can. Find her at:

Instagram - @nurture_neuroscience_parenting Facebook - @NurtureNeuroscience Website - www.nurtureneuro.com

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