I have a friend. A dear friend. She has faced some difficult circumstances in the last couple years. Circumstances that have affected her family makeup. She has made choices that have affected her physically and will continue to alter her appearance. The sacrifices this woman has made are not to be taken lightly. She is an inspiration to me and is now an inspiration to young girls as she works towards educating others on the topic of breast cancer. I have asked her to share her very personal story because it is such an important topic. She hesitated, but, because she is braver than she gives herself credit for, eventually she sent me this..Read More
I experienced Postpartum Depression (PPD) after the birth of my twins. I was completely unprepared. I didn’t know how to handle it, and so, for about a month I chose not to. I should have seen a medical professional, but I was too ashamed. After a month, I started looking into anonymous online support and talking to friends. Soon after, I started getting better.
From both my personal experience and through my postpartum doula training, here are 5 things I know about postpartum depression...Read More