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Breaking the Silence — on Mental Health and the Postpartum Experience

Anxiety Manifested Imagine you are a first-time mother. Your sweet baby is weeks old. She reclines in a bouncy chair at the base of your pantry shelves and coos contentedly. You decide that she is docile enough for you to prepare dinner for the evening, and you reach for the crock pot on the top pantry shelf. As your fingers… Read more »

The Post-Birth Experience: expectations vs. reality

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“First is the worst, second is the best…” Having school-aged children, I hear that rhyme often. And for me, it has a bit of truth in it when related to my four postpartum experiences. After my first birth, I had to share a room. It borders on barbaric, forcing a woman who just had a baby to share her room… Read more »