Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis: Part 2

Trigger Warning: This is part 2 of a 2 part story (part 1 can be read here) of my misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis after giving birth in 2009. This post contains some references and details about Postpartum OCD, Intrusive Thoughts, miscarriage, and D&C. If you...

Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis: Part 1

Trigger Warning: This is part 1 of a 2 part story of my misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis after giving birth in 2009. This post contains some references and details about Postpartum OCD and Intrusive Thoughts. If you are feeling particularly vulnerable and prone to...
The emotional aftermath of pregnancy loss

The emotional aftermath of pregnancy loss

Trigger Warning: pregnancy loss, D&C If you are feeling particularly vulnerable/sensitive, you may want to skip this post or may need to stop reading part way through. If that’s the case, here’s a video of pandas playing on a slide. Actually, even if...
Asking for Help Isn’t Always Easy

Asking for Help Isn’t Always Easy

Over the last 4 ½ years, I’ve become a vocal and outspoken advocate on the issue of Postpartum Depression, and it’s equally nasty but lesser-known bedfellows such as Postpartum OCD and Postpartum Psychosis (not the full list of PPMD, by the way)....

Thoughts on the media and PPMD

Every Monday, Lauren Hale (@unxpctdblessing on twitter) of the blog My Postpartum Voice hosts a moderated twitter chat: #PPDChat[1]. #PPDChat is an excellent resource and sees some wonderful discussions that are doing a lot to increase education and awareness about...