• Postpartum

    Fiercely Postpartum: A Postpartum Support Group for Moms

    My postpartum depression journey has led me down various paths recently. The first path included just sharing my experience with PPD and how I recognized my signs and symptoms. The next path led to collaborating with another mom friend of mine who helped me create and publish a book on postpartum depression. Together, she and I created a guide for moms needing resources regarding PPD, how they can get their partners involved in their healing, testimonials from other moms, and also how pregnant moms can prepare for the possibility of PPD. Of all the things I’ve done in my life, I am most proud of the person I have become…

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    Postpartum Depression: The Signs of Living with PPD

    With every pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through drastic changes. At the end of each pregnancy, women experience different forms of postpartum healing. Some women experience postpartum depression and each level of depression varies from woman to woman. Postpartum depression also can strike at different times after baby is born. For me, I truly realized I was battling postpartum depression around the time my son turned four months old. To be honest, I was probably experiencing it sooner, but I didn’t want to admit it. Therefore, I wrote off all those feelings as something else. As a first-time mom, I really did not understand what was happening to my body,…

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    Postpartum Surprises

    As a little girl, I witnessed a friend’s older sister go into labor. I was playing with my friend in her room and all of a sudden, there was this frenzy in the house as everyone rushed around trying to figure out what to do because her sister’s water had broken and she was in pain. At the time, I lived just down the street so of course I was sent home while the family took her to the hospital to welcome her little boy into the world. Apparently I was traumatized by this experience because when I got home, I told my mom I would never have any babies…