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#Personal Stories

The beautiful benefits to sharing our birth stories

Everybody who knows me well knows there is nothing I love talking about more than pregnancy and birth. That’s because, for me, pregnancy and birth … read more

my postpartum depression was worse than the monsters in story books

My postpartum depression was worse than the monsters in story books. It was like the thoughts that manifested from PPD were so bad that I … read more

my pandemic pregnancy: the positives & negatives

Got pregnant in October (a planned surprise! haha). We are SO grateful, but there have m definitely been ups and downs. It’s been amazing that … read more

you are needed, no matter how broken you feel

I’m Yasmin and I have been diagnosed with severe postpartum depression, anxiety and OCD. I have two children, Maddox is 2 and Alfie is 1. … read more

postpartum — a beautiful bitch

I’m 5 months postpartum & I’ve started therapy last week with a professional whom I trust & feel completely comfortable being vulnerable with —whilst sitting … read more

Nikki Koch personal motherhood story inside and out

a poem: postpartum anxiety thoughts

Postpartum anxiety…These intrusive thoughts hold so much power over me. They play on a loop over and over. Why can’t I pause, where is the … read more

Hannah Brown motherhood story

motherhood can be incredibly lonely

Behind every cute baby is a mom who can’t remember the last time she washed her hair. I’ve discovered something that no one prepares you … read more

all of the opinions made me feel like I was a terrible mom

Everyone shares on social media about how blessed they are to be a mother but no one really talks about the raw, emotional side of … read more

personal story Jasmine

I was also *that* mom. That 1 in 5 mom.

The hardest thing I’ve ever done was not giving birth; it was admitting I needed help and accepting that help for my mental health. I … read more

tiffany inside motherhood story

the truth is sometimes waiting is hard

It’s 5 am. As I stand at the counter running my hands through the jar of coffee beans like a toddler playing with sensory bin, … read more