Russian River Counselors is conducting a new CHILDHOOD ASTHMA study.
Early studies have shown that the majority of children with asthma or breathing problems had difficult births or their mothers were greatly stressed at or around the time of birth.
DIFFICULT BIRTHS include:
ending up in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
being delivered by C-section delivery
being left in the hospital while their mother went home
being a twin or triplet
or otherwise being kept from their mother after birth
MATERNAL STRESS includes:
losing someone close to them
having serious marital problems
being very depressed
an unwanted pregnancy
a recent miscarriage
some other thing that interrupts the mother's attention on her baby
When either of those conditions are part of the child's birth, then this study may help the child's condition. HELPING means:
wheezing less or not at all
not getting symptomatic when getting a cold
playing without wheezing
sleeping through the night without wheezing
The treatment involves going over a paper and pencil inventory, which takes about an hour, then meeting with one of our counselors for a couple of one-to-one sessions. The final part is taking an inventory at the end.
There is no cost involved.
If you want to know more about the theory behind this study or previous studies you can go to: mibmadrid.weebly.com/video.html. You can also contact our office to talk with Dr. Madrid: 707-865-1200 or reach him by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.