# postpartum

the postpartum period.

Letting Go of Who You Used to Be

This is a reflection of the painful transition period of becoming a mother. I spent years feeling like I was neither here nor there, one foot in/one foot out, which is an impossible way to move through life. As I started to accept myself, I realized there was a lot of joy to uncover.

# acceptance
7 min read

Telling Her Story: Sarah, Mom to Jonah (almost 3) and Jacob (5 months)

Sarah's unapologetic honesty is empowering and healing, not only for herself but for anyone wanting to learn to truly love themselves as they are. She is infectiously funny, lovable, and I love knowing that she is in the world raising her two little boys.

# acceptance
5 min read

Telling Her Story: Kristi, Mom to Anna (4.5) and Giorgia (2)

Meet Kristi. She gave birth to her second child just as the world went into lockdown. Through acute isolation and debilitating pain, she sought and found support and strength within herself to reignite her inner light. Hers is a powerful story of resilience.

# motherhood
5 min read

The Quiet Resurgence of Trauma

I was prepared to possibly experience postpartum depression with my second. It didn't happen. Yet I was subconsciously bracing myself for something bad to happen. ER visits felt like an ominous sign. I didn't realize until after the fact that PTSD had quietly been infiltrating my thinking.

# maternal mental health
23 min read
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