Monthly Archives: December 2012

Time for rest!

We made it through another Christmas! So many moms that I work with describe the intense schedules, shopping, cleaning, cooking and school activities that surround this time of year. I hope you can give yourself permission today to sit and catch your breath. During pregnancy a woman’s body utilizes it’s energy differently, so naps and taking breaks is a must! For couples hoping to become pregnant, the days away from work can help to re-focus your energy on your health and being close with one another. Let the spirit and love of seeing family and friends linger just a little longer!

Welcome to Maternal Matters

I often have new ideas or thoughts that I would like to share with the community of women struggling to become pregnant, those coping with the loss of their pregnancy or newborn and women who have a baby and are trying to cope with all of the changes and adjustments. This blog will allow me to communicate with you directly! You can check-in and see if there are updates, new resources or helpful tips. I want you to feel you have a place to learn and gain strength. Feel free to email me with questions or ideas for the blog at Take care of yourself, Kathy Gardner, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

About me

Kathryn Gardner, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Palos Heights, IL. Specialty area – working with women before, during and after pregnancy.