July 27, 2017

My baby is almost five and I’ve having a hard time with that fact. How can she be five, if I’m just starting to feel like I can handle my life?  Is there any way I can go back and hold her as a baby again? I can handle it now. Please, let me go back.

Life doesn’t w...

April 22, 2017

Postpartum peer support is crucial for new moms, especially moms who are dealing with Postpartum Depression. Postpartum Depression does NOT just mean you are sad. It does NOT mean you cry all the time. It is much more complicated.

A mom with Postpartum Depression often...

March 21, 2017

World Doula Week starts tomorrow, so I thought I would write about my journey to becoming a doula. I'm not sure I will finish it this week, but we'll see how it goes! 

I absolutely adore doulas. And, this is not just because I’m a doula! I had a doula for all three of m...

February 24, 2017

When I think of a scar, I usually think about a mark on my body that was caused by an injury. I have a scar on one of my knuckles; the result of a run in with a window screen.  I have another scar on the back of my head, hidden by my hair, the result of me falling off...

January 21, 2017

One time a month, moms sit together and share their stories.  Stories of struggle, stories of triumph, stories of despair and stories of hope. Some of the moms are at the start of their journey with Postpartum Depression(PPD) and some are close to the end, but most are...

December 4, 2016

I recently launched a new program called “The SHARE Journey”. SHARE stands for Support, Hope, Assessment, Referral and Education. The purpose of “The SHARE Journey” is to support mothers with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), on their journey to wellness....

November 10, 2016

At this time, eight years ago today, I was getting ready for a C-Section. That was definitely not in my birth plan! I was a first time mom, prepped with my doula, my birth ball, snacks, pictures to focus on, etc. When we took the childbirth education classes, I closed...

October 22, 2016

When you are in the dark hole of Postpartum Depression (PPD), it feels like someone else is writing the story of your life. You can see in your head what you want your life to look like, but every morning you wake up and it’s like someone takes away the pen before you...

October 5, 2016

I’m officially launching my business, Childbirth Melodies, into the world! I have a business logo, trademark, business cards, office space….that’s all you need, right?!  Establishing a small business is no small feat, especially with three young kids at home, but it’s...

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