Author - Aviva Cohen

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A center for personal growth, discovery, and blooming.  The Blossom Method is a supportive and resourceful center for women, couples, and families as they face the many hurdles of the child bearing years and beyond. We provide a unique combination of therapeutic and counseling services, as well as education seminars, social events, and parent to parent support services.  Learn more at

Becoming a Mom: What Your Friends Don’t Tell You

Sleepless nights, cracked nipples and a body that I hardly recognized: these were just a few of the startling discoveries I made after having my first child. Why didn’t my friends tell me how exciting, exhausting, scary, and awe-inspiring it was to become a mom?

Now that I am a social worker at The Blossom Method, a Chicago therapy center for women and couples that focuses on fertility, pregnancy loss, premature births, genetic testing, and postpartum depression, I make sure to share t...

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Aviva Cohen

There must be something wrong with me - Coping with loss

It’s the right time in your life to get pregnant.  You have found the partner of your dreams, your job is secure, you are in the best shape of your life, and  frankly, you have run out of excuses! It is now or never. Then it happens-maybe quicker or slower than you had expected. That nice pink line or positive sign-depending on which test you bought-and how many times you took it to confirm your suspicions. You guys did it! You are a smashing success-now you are pregnant!

You are so ex...

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Aviva Cohen