Iron Deficiency Anemia Can Cause Serious Problems for Pregnant Moms and Their Babies

This common condition can lead to postpartum depression and development problems in children if left untreated

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Born Too Soon

A closer look at Covid-19, health inequities, race and preterm birth

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When Postpartum Depression Hit, I Heard Only the Lies My Depression Told Me

As a pharmacist, I understand medications for depression but I still believed I was too defective for medicine to fix

Real Women, Real Stories

Being Pregnant Was Wonderful. And Overwhelming.

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

Real Women, Real Stories

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

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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.

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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.

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When My Breasts Didn't Work, I Nursed My Baby Anyway

I wish someone had had the foresight and compassion to explain I was showing all the risk factors for breast hypoplasia.

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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.

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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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