Being Pregnant Was Wonderful. And Overwhelming.

Admitting that everything wasn't perfect helped me get the support I needed

Pregnancy & Postpartum

My Parents Dismissed My Anxiety. Now I’m Helping My Daughter Work Through Hers.

By giving my child the tools she needs to thrive, the hurt child in me is finally healing

Real Women, Real Stories

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

How A Single Obsession Led to My Hospitalization for Postpartum Psychosis

My thoughts started spiraling out of control, and I wondered if I was like one of the women who could hurt their babies.

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?

Real Women, Real Stories

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.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

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

The Surprising Mental-Health Consequences of General Anesthesia During Birth

A new study finds a strong link between general anesthesia and postpartum depression.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Mind the Gap Collective Impact Initiative Aims to Make Mental Health Disorders During Pregnancy a National Priority

It’s hard being pregnant. Your body is changing, your hormones are shifting, and you’re preparing to bring a new life into the world. Pregnancy can also cause perinatal mental health disorders, which occur during pregnancy, like postpartum.

Pregnancy & Postpartum