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The Motherhood Edition

What is a mother? Some definitions include:

  • The female parent
  • To mother is to bring up a child with care and affection
  • “a mother understands what a child does not say”
  • “Motherhood has the greatest potential influence in human life”
  • “a beetle is a beauty in the eyes of his mother” 

What is bonding?

  • Must be attached first to bring up a child with care and affection.
  • Bonding is the formation of a close human relationship
  • Emotional and physical attachment between mother and offspring

There are two important bonding types to consider:

  • The first is maternal-fetal bonding or when a women is pregnant with the developing baby
  • The second is mother-baby bonding or bonding with baby after delivery


Next week we will start with how to bond with your baby during pregnancy…

                                                                    Guest Bio

Lydia Moore Allen is the Founder and CEO of Se-ReNew Therapy & Consulting Services LLC.

She has been in the mental health field for almost 20 years. Lydia is a Licensed Clinical Social

Worker, Certified Master's Level Addiction Professional, Certified Parenting Instructor and

Qualified Supervisor. Lydia provides counseling for individuals, couples, families and

supervision for registered MSW Interns. She also offers comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluations

for Immigration Court for Hardships, Violence against Women (VAWA), U-VISA (for

immigrants who were victims or witnesses to a crime in the U.S) and T-VISA (for victims involved in human trafficking. Lydia has dedicated her years working with individuals, couples and families facing life changing challenges, including addiction, marital/relationship conflict, mental health imbalance and parenting hurdles. She has experience working in residential and partial-hospitalization settings with clients of varying cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Lydia is transparent and compassionate while collaborating with her clients to achieve their

goals. Furthermore, she dedicates time as a Board Member for Phoebe’s Fortress Non-profit

Organization in Miami, Florida. Her commitment to Phoebe’s Fortress is geared towards

supporting and equipping young ladies aging out of the foster care system with skills to advance

into adulthood.



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