I currently live in the beautiful city of Kelowna BC, Canada with my amazing husband and gorgeous three month old daughter. Shortly after her birth I was diagnosed with Postpartum anxiety and OCD.I was very scared and had no idea what was happening to me. I didn't even realize that these types of mood disorders were common after birth because all you ever heard of was the depression side of it. I was lucky to come across the postpartum progress website, which helped me to understand my symptoms and that I needed to reach out for help. I was very fortunate to have an understanding doctor and found an amazing support team. I am happy to say that although I am not completely recovered I am well on my way. I feel very strongly about raising awareness for postpartum mood disorders and eliminating the stigma around them. No woman should ever have to feel shame or guilt that they are feeling this way and should be able to access help they need it. I hope that by hosting a climb in Kelowna that I'll bring more awareness to my community and help moms to reach out and know that they are not alone.
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