Posts Tagged ‘postpartum’
Hel-looo Birth World – the Sky is Blue: Part One of an interview with Walker Karraa MFA, MA CD(DONA)
How Long Must We Ask for Compassionate Care?
Why aren’t our childbirth websites and our perinatal mental health websites linked?
Part One of an interview with Walker Karraa MFA, MA CD(DONA)
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May is National Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.
Welcome to my blog, Musings about Moms,Marriage, and Mental Health! As a result of my own life experiences,I hope to reach out to people transitioning to parenthood feel that there are many safe and valid ways to parent. Becoming a mother was at ime of great maturation for me; a time of extreme emotionality,postpartum depression, loneliness and joy mixed together. With great pain came fertile ground for long-term personal growth, and this can be the case for others as well.
It is the best kept secret ever, and it is right in front of my nose! I was thirty-six years old when Will was born, and I had never even changed a diaper! I did not know that having a baby would cause a seismic shift in my core self-identity and feelings of self-worth.I did not truly understand what type of pressure it would put on my husband as he turned into the sole breadwinner. I didn’t fully grasphow vulnerable a woman becomes after having a baby. From personal experience, I finally understood the true personal price (and joys)of motherhood, how small the safety net is in America, and how devalued are both mothering and parenting.