Maternal Mental Health

Pregnant with Nothing but Anxiety by Cortney Jaye

I am a highly educated writer and just wanted to get the most out of life like all people do when they realize life is precious. In 2013, I started pursuing my master’s degree in order to have better career opportunities, then I told myself I would focus on dating after graduation. A degree that… Continue reading Pregnant with Nothing but Anxiety by Cortney Jaye

Maternal Mental Health

The Invisible Child by Dr. Tiffanie Williams

I was at a networking event sitting at a table of about six women under a sparsely shaded area outside in the sweltering summer heat. Half of us sipped on wine while the other half fanned ourselves profusely to keep from melting in our chairs. To my right, was a young woman, noticeably pregnant. We… Continue reading The Invisible Child by Dr. Tiffanie Williams

Maternal Mental Health

MMHM: Breaking Away from the Stigma by Ronda Williams

Sebastian, who I and others affectionately call Bash, came on July 19, 2014. His projected due date was November 13, 2014. My son’s premature delivery was the starting point for some deep realizations that I had yet to come to terms with. When my son came, I battled with myself. I battled with his father.… Continue reading MMHM: Breaking Away from the Stigma by Ronda Williams

Maternal Mental Health

MMHM: What Losing my Son Taught Me About Grief, Depression, and Therapy by Caroline Jefferson

I’ll never forget the moment my nurse told me, “I’m sorry Caroline. Your son doesn’t have a heartbeat anymore. We tried to save him but there’s nothing else we can do. Again, I am so sorry.” I was 39 weeks pregnant with my son, Joshua. Yes, you read that right. 39 weeks. I was 3… Continue reading MMHM: What Losing my Son Taught Me About Grief, Depression, and Therapy by Caroline Jefferson