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When A Newborn Takes Over!

Posted on: August 28, 2013 | Depression

So there we were, huddled together at the table in her dimly lit kitchen. It was a freezing cold winter morning in January and this mom was desperate. The baby was finally asleep. She spoke about frustration, anxiety, and ever-present, relentless exhaustion. The sleep deprivation is the hardest thing, she …

The Baby I Lost

Posted on: July 30, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life, Pregnancy

I’m ready! I just want to have a baby. I know we can handle it. We have so much love between us, it seems wrong NOT to share it with a baby! It took some convincing on my part because Jerry Patterson wasn’t so sure we were ready (he’s always been …

Postpartum Insurance Policy

Posted on: May 31, 2013 | Alternative Birth, Depression, Postpartum

A Postpartum Insurance Policy You just gave birth. Your hormones are raging. Your life just changed forever. What if I tried to sell you an insurance policy that could insure a more positive transition for you? What if it was your own placenta and eating it was part of that …

Taking A Leap Of Faith – Fighting Depression

Posted on: March 15, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life

I apologize for the delay in writing this. As I am sure you can imagine, it took me some time to process the incredible outpouring of love and support that I received regarding my depression after Randy’s blog post I would like to try to describe to you my feelings in …

Why YOU Should Hire A Postpartum Doula

Posted on: March 13, 2013 | Breastfeeding, Depression, Postpartum

The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Postpartum Doula 10 – So you don’t feel judged while you learn to care for your newborn. A doula offers judgment-free support allowing you to develop your “inner-momma” peacefully, smoothly and at your own pace. 9 – So you can let …

UGH! Thank G-d You’re Home!

Posted on: February 22, 2013 | Depression

A day in the life…. The washing machines broken again, there’s a mountain of laundry, I didn’t make dinner and your mom is such a bitch. Welcome home… These are just some of the things that I would bombard the love of my life with when he walked in the …

Food Does Not Equal Celebration

Posted on: February 13, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life

In the picture above, I am a size 18 !n real life, I am a size 8. When I walk into a clothes store, I bring a size 12 into the dressing room…. IN MY MIND, I’m a size 12 and I always have been. I come from a long …

Greenwich Village meets Greenwich, CT

Posted on: February 9, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life

“As long as you don’t fuck my husband or mess with my relationship with my kids in any way, we’ll be fine! Anything else, we can work out.” Those are the words I said to Debbie Aglietti the moment before we signed our 22 page partnership agreement and legally solidified …

Postpartum Depression~ My Story

Posted on: February 4, 2013 | Depression

Desperate to Interact! Erica was about 2 weeks old and I was struggling withTHE BABY BLUES I didn’t know I was, but like more than half of women having babies each day, I was. I had insomnia, they said, “don’t worry about the dishes and the laundry, sleep when she sleeps!” …

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