My journey as a mother was wonderful the first time around. Even my second was the best birth I could ask for, at home in my room a quick easy birth. All of it was amazing, but several months after my daughter was born I found myself not being able to sleep, although exhausted, not having an appetite, nursing by daughter every 45 minutes for 9 months was draining. I had a birth injury which caused chronic pain that didn't reveal itself until about 5 months postpartum. I had help with my kids but couldn't shake the "fog" that I was in. FInally after realizing that something wasn't right, I started counseling for chronic pain. A year into it, and then finally overcoming the injury thanks to a wonderful Bowen Therapist, I my pain from the birth was gone. I had my life back! A journey and struggle over two years taught me to pay attention to the little things no matter how small because they can be signs a mommy needs help!
I am a Women's Health Educator and my own personal struggle and hourney with PPD had taught me to become aware and sensitive that PPD or any postpartum challenges can can shades, it is not all PPD or psychosis, many layers happen and ALL mommies deserve help!
I have developed my own personal workshop that I give to help moms, birth workers and families of new moms pick up on key attributes that might help a mom in need, when she may not even know she needs guidance.
I hope to be part of this great awareness and raise money to fund many project to enhance our communites understanding and compassion for all families effected by the many shades of PPD.
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