What Do I Say to A Mom With Postpartum Depression

Sitting in the nursery, I have thoughts of hurting my baby. I am one. Laying in bed, I have no appetite and no desire to go on. I am one. Crying for weeks, I wonder if I am crazy. You are not alone. An estimated 1 in 7 women experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) before or after the … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhat Do I Say to A Mom With Postpartum Depression

The “Not-So-Natural” Doula

I could feel the judgment beaming down on me when I explained to some of my natural birth friends my plan for an elective induction at 39 weeks. I contemplated hiring a doula, but I knew doulas just don’t do that. I predicted any conversation with these doulas would entail at least two “cascade of intervention” lectures. I wanted support, not … Read More

Heidi ShulistaThe “Not-So-Natural” Doula