Very honored to be able to share my story with CBS and bring about more awareness for postpartum depression and the new medication designed to treat it. Thankful for the opportunity!
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.
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
“Preeclampsia is a disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period and affects both the mother and the unborn baby. Affecting at least 5-8% of all pregnancies, it is a rapidly progressive condition characterized by high blood pressure
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 Next year, in 2018 if not sooner, if Obamacare is repealed, he will no longer be