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Me, Myself and My Intrusive Thoughts

***Trigger Warning***   Before becoming a mother, I was a clinical social worker. Despite my training in the mental health field, my knowledge of perinatal mental health was based on simply knowing that a handful of new moms developed Postpartum Depression. It was something that occasionally came up when gathering background information at the start […]

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Body Image: Teaching My Daughter to Love Herself

From the moment I first heard that heart beat, I (secretly) wished for a girl. So when the ultrasound technician confirmed the gender at our 19 week appointment, I took a moment to myself in the bathroom to 1) empty my pregnant bladder and 2) process the news.“A little girl,” I repeated. A tear of […]

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