I have such a special place in my heart for NICU families, having started my career working as a social worker in a NICU over 20 years ago. I absolutely loved that job, working alongside some incredible nurses and doctors, and supporting new parents during some of their most challenging days. Then, when […]
Let’s talk birth and reproductive trauma
Trauma is so subjective, right? Why is it one person’s emergent c-section can be experienced as “that was scary but it’s over now, I’m relieved” whereas another person might experience their as traumatic (and continuing to cause distress when they are reminded of it?) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Subjective distress is the most important correlation with a […]
Did you know you can experience a delayed onset of symptoms?
Not everyone experiences immediate onset of mental health symptoms. Mood symptoms (such as bipolar, anxiety and depression) can start up to 2 years after having a baby, not just during the pregnancy or immediately after giving birth. Common times for the onset of symptoms include: 1) when weaning breastfeeding 2) when starting back on birth […]
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