Perfect to Panicked: My Struggle With Postpartum Anxiety

By: Haley Bradenburg, PS-WA Clinical Extern Content warning: Postpartum Anxiety, intrusive thoughts Dear Perinatal Support Washington community, In 2014 I had an incredible homebirth with a midwife for my second son’s birth. We both had minimal or no complications. I felt empowered, and, as though nothing could possibly hinder my ability to be the best…

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My Fight To Stay Afloat: Postpartum Anxiety

By Angie Myers, PS-WA Board Member Content warning: Postpartum Anxiety, intrusive thoughts When my son Joseph was born, I was elated after a wonderful delivery with an incredible OB. During my maternity leave, my spring baby and I took daily walks and did lots of tummy time. I was on cloud nine, feeling like maybe…

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Postpartum Psychosis in A Pandemic: My Story Part 2

By: Allie Lindsay Johnson, PS-WA Executive Director Content warning: Postpartum Psychosis, NICU With my experience of depression following a miscarriage, I was on the look-out for signs of depression. It never occurred to me I’d develop the most rare of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders: Postpartum psychosis.  My little girl Evie’s IUGR – intrauterine growth…

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My Story of Loss: From Feeling Isolated to Understood

By: Heather, Parent Education & Resilience Collaborative (PERC) participant If you are in the process of trying to be a parent, pregnant, or parenting and living in King County, our local Parent Resilience Specialists are available for you to help make those strides with confidence. To get more information call our Warm Line (1-888-404-7763) and ask…

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