“This. This one sentence. Four years ago Postpartum Progress was the ONLY place I found any information about PPD after miscarriage, and this was it. This. This one sentence is why I Climb. Because NO ONE ever told me to be aware of PPD after my loss. Because the anxiety I had during my next… Read More Why I Climb
I’m super excited to host my very first giveaway! I’m even more excited it’s for a cause I believe in. My original plan was to enter everyone who donated $10 to Postpartum Progress into a raffle for these prizes, but a few kind bloggers pointed out that by doing so, I’d more than likely be hosting an illegal… Read More Help Moms #ClimbOut – Giveaway
95 This is the number of letters going out in the mail today. These letters are going to physicians, therapists, pediatricians, lactation consultants, nurses, doulas, OBs, and midwives. And that is just today. Tomorrow I will mail 70 more. And the day after that I will start emailing professors teaching students in these same fields.… Read More Letters in the Mail
It’s been a long while since I wrote a Mommy Musings post. My brain is all over the place these days and it’s been hard for me to focus on a good blog post. I’ve got several of them started, but haven’t had the attention span to finish any of them. I realized a Mommy… Read More Mommy Musings
Last year I participated in Climb Out of the Darkness benefiting Postpartum Progress, a non-profit that gives “new families a stronger start by increasing awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, reducing stigma, connecting moms to professional help, and providing peer support to those with maternal mental illness.” I really wanted to lead a team, but with a… Read More I’m a SHERPA!
Now that I’ve had L, I’m getting a better idea of what I find helpful and not helpful to say to a parent with a new baby. Having been dealing with learning how to care for a baby in addition to postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, I have realized that when I’ve begun to vent or bring… Read More What I Don’t Want to Hear as a New Parent