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.
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
Through this week, I have observed, read, and researched the imminent closing of the non-profit Postpartum Progress. PPI was a dedicated support system and advocate for maternal mental health, created and run by a woman who overcame her own postpartum
When my anxiety is getting the best of me, it can feel like I’ve accomplished nothing despite working hard all day. I often feel like I’m doing so much, but so few things are getting checked off my to do
This is my son. Just hours old. 3 tiny pounds. He was born growth restricted and premature at 32 weeks gestation. I had preeclampsia. Next year, in 2018 if not sooner, if Obamacare is repealed, he will no longer be