Browsing the "postpartum" Tag

Postpartum depression during a pandemic

February 15th, 2022 | by Amy Mattes

The house is living and breathing windows lifting curtains let old air out. An air between seasons. Her body is living and breathing open organs stretching in the


Buoyant Force

January 11th, 2022 | by Sumitra Mattai

I wondered if I would ever be able to approach the deep end without panicking.


Losing my Father, Raising my Son

November 24th, 2021 | by Lindsey Newman

Among the last things Pa said to me were that he loved me, and he was proud of what an amazing mother I was


Postpartum Dream Sequence

November 5th, 2020 | by Becky Kling

I am surprisingly unashamed I gave birth to an insect, though I am still trying to figure out why my belly got so big for him


Ginny Wiehardt on KNIFE SKILLS

October 23rd, 2020 | by Ginny Wiehardt

‘Knife Skills’(After a BBC documentary on postpartum OCD) They gleamed at her from kitchen drawers, reflecting the self she feared,


Who Needs the Diagnosis?

September 19th, 2019 | by Jericho Vincent

1 in 7 mothers experiences postpartum depression. And yet, naming it still makes me uneasy. Women used to be given the diagnosis of "Hysteria" if their minds or bodies rebelled.



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