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The Emotional Journey

Partners in Perinatal & Pediatric Consulting


Partners in Perinatal and Pediatric Consulting

Supporting Collaboration between Professionals and Families


    We consult to hospitals, health care practitioners, organizations, media, and attorneys.  Our expertise is on the emotional issues parents face when there is a crisis during pregnancy or infancy, including

  • pregnancy complications
  • miscarriage
  • prenatal diagnosis
  • perinatal hospice
  • pregnancy termination
  • selective reduction
  • stillbirth  
  • premature birth
  • medical ethics
  • medical decision-making
  • parenting stress and trauma
  • bereavement and grief
  • postpartum depression and
  • bonding and attachment issues.

 We are available to do in-services, workshops, conferences, on-site consulting, and consultations by phone and/or e-mail with professionals who work with babies and parents in a variety of practices and settings including  

  • obstetrics
  • antepartum care
  • labor & delivery
  • postpartum
  • mother/baby newborn follow-up
  • neonatal intensive care
  • NICU follow-up
  • pediatric intensive care
  • pediatric specialty clinics
  • general pediatrics and
  • legal proceedings

We believe that relationships are the cornerstone of quality health-care. We emphasize the value of providing developmentally supportive care to babies and parents; the importance of collaborative relationships between parents and professionals; and the need for developmentally supportive care for health care practitioners who work with families in crisis. 


We will craft a plan or a program that suits your setting.  We can offer as much or as little as you prefer.  Our goal is to provide substantive developmentally targeted support to you in your work with families and colleagues. 


To set up a consultation or for more information, please contact

Mara Tesler Stein PsyD.

7101 N. Cicero Avenue
Suite 203
Lincolnwood, IL  60701





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