Every healthcare provider who treats or comes in contact with a perinatal woman should hand her a list of reputable, reliable, and accessible local maternal mental health professionals. Article: Healthcare Providers and Your Perinatal Population: Your patients are at risk.
A stunning and well-researched report on the links between family & community support and risks for maternal mental health complications. Read the article at parentingpod.com.
I’m a shameless, unrepentant Facebook user. A tab with Facebook is always open in my browser, and if I’m away from my keyboard I’ll still check on my phone. It makes me laugh to look at funny memes and silly lists.
“The Colorado General Assembly signed Senate Joint Resolution 17-037 to designate May 1-7, 2017 as Colorado Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. Several CDPHE partners and Beverly Warner (an Adams County mom and maternal mental health advocate who brought the issue
Today is World Maternal Mental Health Day. The irony in that statement is that maternal mental health has become my world. Every day, since even before the birth of my son. My feed has been full of stories and support
Content Warning: Potentially graphic post-surgical images. Today I share a part of my birth story that I have not before. I experienced a traumatic birth, a quiet nightmare that stretched into weeks postpartum. Because I was delivered early
Tomorrow I’m going to be at the Colorado State Capitol to support the joint resolution that will create Maternal Mental Health Week in Colorado. I will stand with my family, my doctors & caregivers, my legislators, and my community to
This week, an embarrassing, expected, and much dreaded thing happened to me. I lost my job because of my mental illness. I let it get too far; I abandoned my post. I should have done it sooner. The combination of
Today is Ben’s 2nd birthday. A few hours from now, as my baby, my husband, and I are sleeping, the hour he was delivered will pass. Quietly, peacefully. Much differently than that hour passed two years ago. Without the haze