Working as a Rainbow Doula Lets Me Be Myself

I love creating a safe space in the birthing room, empowering my LGBTQ+ clients and advocating for them during the birth process.

Real Women, Real Stories

Vaccines During and After Pregnancy

A pregnant woman should get vaccinated against whooping cough and flu during each pregnancy to protect herself and her baby, with immunity for the first few months of life.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Closing the Racial Gap in Breastfeeding

More Black mothers are choosing to breastfeed and changing the narrative around breastfeeding in the Black community.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

My Journey From the NICU to Postpartum Depression and Back to Health

I was grieving a birth experience and suffering PTSD, but I believed I needed to do it all on my own.

Real Women, Real Stories

I Thought My Postpartum Pain Was Normal, But It Wasn't

The pain was unbearable. Was this how every woman felt after giving birth?

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New Moms & Babies Are Leaving Maternity Wards Earlier Than Usual Due to Coronavirus

Here's what you need to know about the COVID-19 pandemic causing moms and newborns to leave the maternity ward earlier than usual.

Your Health

Battling Postpartum Depression Feels Different When You’re Black

To provide better postpartum care for Black women, we must look at the unique ways life impacts them.

Your Wellness

I Survived Postpartum Depression, Now I Support Other Struggling Moms

Sadly, in November 2013, my beloved father-in-law passed away from cancer. Two days later, I discovered I was pregnant.

Real Women, Real Stories

How My Struggle to Breastfeed Led to Postpartum Anxiety

I'd always been a good student and so of course, I wanted to get breastfeeding right. But it was challenging and affected my mental health greatly.

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Coronavirus Came to My Hometown, and I Wanted to Know How to Stay Safe

When COVID-19 was diagnosed in writer Jaimie Seaton’s small New England town, she asked experts how she and other mothers can protect themselves.

Your Health

Postpartum Depression Lied to Me and Said I was Damaged and Unfit

I don't remember the first time I thought of killing myself, but it seemed like the natural evolution of things at the time. All I had ever been taught was how wonderful motherhood would be. Why was it so hard for me?

Real Women, Real Stories

After Losing My Daughter to Postpartum Depression, I Decided to Be an Agent of Change

My daughter was lost to maternal mental health depression.I wondered how many other women are feeling this way.

Real Women, Real Stories

I Knew I Didn't Have Postpartum Depression, but I Also Knew Something Wasn't Right

One woman's story of living with postpartum anxiety. How she learned she had it and how she coped with it.

Real Women, Real Stories