What a ride motherhood has turned out to be. Sometimes bumpy with cloudy skies and other times sunny and smooth sailing. No one could have prepared me for the deep, dark hole I fell into after Rob was born and unfortunately, no one knew how to pull me out. Thankfully, my OBGYN knows me well enough to know that "normal Katie" was on hiatus. Fast forward (almost) 4 years and here I am - a better version of ME! I was lucky. I got the help and diagnosis I needed to hear from someone who knew. Some moms aren't so lucky. They suffer, struggle, and sometimes don't survive. Please help me in my fundraising efforts to provide the resources, materials, and advocacy that we so desperately need in the medical community. Future moms, their families, and babies thank you more than you'll ever know!
What is COTD? Climb Out of the Darkness is the annual awareness raising and fundraising event for Postpartum Progress, a nonprofit focused on supporting pregnant and new moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, postpartum psychosis, and pregnancy depression. Also, Climb Out of the Darkness kicks ass. Just so you know.
No matter what you do, we still call it your Climb, because it is a symbol of your climb out of the darkness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, whether you are a long-time survivor or someone who is still climbing or someone who cares about the health of pregnant and new moms.
Help us raise money so that we can continue to raise awareness of how women are devastated by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, make sure women know what they need to know about PPD, eliminate stigma, and support the mamas who need it.
WON'T YOU HELP ME REACH MY GOAL?? Thanks :)