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We Haven’t Come Far Enough With Postpartum Depression Screening

My 6 week postpartum follow-up appointment with my OB was scheduled for the day that should have been my estimated due date.  It was a short appointment.  She oohed and ahhed over my baby, did a quick physical exam to... Continue Reading →

ALL Birth is Natural

April is cesarean awareness month.  I know, I know - there's a month, a week, a day, a color, a ribbon, a something for every disease, disorder, condition, syndrome, event, etc. you can imagine.  So why in the world would... Continue Reading →

Why I love and hate the Kim Kardashian nude selfie

So first I want to say this, I am not a fan of the Kardashians.  The fact that I am now writing an entire posed inspired by one of their antics kind of makes my stomach churn a little.  I... Continue Reading →

Women Deserve Compassion in Our Health Care

I have been sitting and thinking on this for several days now, and I've realized this is something I feel strongly enough about that I need to express my thoughts and feelings publicly. I am 100% pro-choice.  By that, I... Continue Reading →

What Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Feels Like

After all of the support and great conversation started by my post yesterday, I realized it was missing something.  My goal was to be open and honest about postpartum depression and mood disorders and to start a public dialogue about... Continue Reading →

Open and Honest: My Experience with Postpartum Depression

I love using this space as place to write about my experiences as a mom, and most of the time I gush about how awesome it is.  I try to keep it honest by acknowledging the difficulties and the hard... Continue Reading →

Women’s Health Care in the U.S. is Not Good Enough

The United States is a first world nation.  So why, in a recent report by Save the Children, does the U.S. rank 61st on maternal health and 33rd in the report's overall "Mother's Index?"  Why does the U.S. have a disproportionately... Continue Reading →

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