Emma Basch

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Emma is a DC native, mom of two, and licensed clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in perinatal mental health and parenting. When not at work you can find her chasing around her kiddos and trying (failing) to get them into 90's music. She loves going for runs, eating a lot of hummus, and listening to podcasts. You can learn more about her at her website at dremmabasch.com.

How to Mentally Accept the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Like many of you, I am feeling unsure of what to do when things feel so uncertain. I may be a clinical psychologist, but I am also a person who has never lived through...

A Busy Moms Guide to Finding a Therapist

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In my therapy private practice, I work with women with a wide variety of concerns. However, one common thread is how difficult it is for them to find their way into therapy. Whether it’s...

10 Ways to Raise Body Positive Kids in a Body Negative World

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Recently, weight watchers has gotten into some hot water for promoting a dieting app designed for children. In my opinion that flack is well deserved. Research shows that children as young at 5 (or...

The Postpartum Coping List: 20 Strategies to Help You De-Stress

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A few months ago I wrote about just how vital it is to prioritize your mental health after having a baby. In that post, I talked about the postpartum coping list I create with...

Four Things I Love About Raising My Children Vegetarian

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I am raising both my children as vegetarians. I am a vegetarian, I’m the primary grocery buyer and cook in my family. In addition to vegetarianism being an ethical choice for me, it is...

Guide to Taking Care of Mental Health After Having Baby

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There is no shortage of advice on what to do and what to get after having a baby. There are an infinite number of guides about what to register for, books on everything from...

Happy World Maternal Mental Health Day

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Today marks World Maternal Mental Health Day. Started in 2016, World Maternal Mental Health day was started by an international team of clinicians, researchers, advocates, and survivors of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADS)...

5 Myths About Infertility

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This week is national infertility awareness week, a week dedicated to raising awareness, challenging stigmas, and providing support to the millions of families impacted by infertility. Current estimates suggest around 1 in 8 and...

Let’s Talk About Sex (after) Baby

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Love is in the air. Valentine’s day is just around the corner, you’ve just had your postpartum checkup and your doctor or midwife has given you the all clear to resume sexual activity. Now what?...

Why I’m Leaning Back This Year

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Last month a collective round of applause was heard around the world when former First Lady Michelle Obama testified to what we all know to be true about work/life balance. As Mrs. Obama put...

5 Tips for a Mindful Evening

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Are your nights stressing you out? Between lengthy commutes, meal prep, preparing your child’s things for school or daycare, and demands from work, most of us dread the chaos of weekday evenings. A number...

Coping with Pregnancy and Infant Loss

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For many women and families, pregnancy loss is a painful part of family building. We here at DC Moms Blog want to do our best to support families who have experienced pregnancy and infant...

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness: 5 Ways to Honor Your Grief

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October marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. This month honors the millions of families who have experienced loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, termination for medical reasons, or infant death. Pregnancy and infant loss impacts so...

3 Ways to Cope When You Feel Like a Bad Mom

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We’ve all been there. The triggers are different but the experience of feeling like “a bad mom” is one most people can relate to. I hear this a lot from my patients and I’ve...