Perinatal Work, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS) space can be very vulnerable, scary and for many very new uncharted territory. I can advocate for the fact that during my journey to becoming pregnant, being pregnant and postpartum was and has been the most profound and powerful journeys I’ve ever been on, but also one of the most terrifying.
There have been times I’ve felt isolated, alone, stressed and exposed, yes therapists have these feelings as well, we are human, not unicorns. I’ve also witnessed others in these frightening places in my personal and professional life, and acknowledge it’s not an easy place at all. Although this work has come so far, for many it’s still a triggering topic to discuss. I advocate to normalize these feelings, to let women know that there are not alone, because your not.
I’ve had the privilege of not only personally going through these emotions, feelings and space but I’ve also have had the honor of taking trainings and reading to aid to furthering my own knowledge personally and professionally in this realm. I am a huge supporter for being authentic, honest and pure. I am a true believer in Karen Kleimans work on perinatal work, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADS).
The postpartum stress center created by Karen Kleiman is one of the leading international maternal mental health experts for over 30 years. I’m honored to follow her work and in near future train with her and her institute on this subject. If you were in a space where your seeking support for perinatal work, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADS) area, I would be honored to support you and be apart of your journey. It’s a territory that unfortunately is not always discussed and prepared for when it comes to the range of emotions that a women experiences pre and post pregnancy.
I’ve always admired the strength and resilience of women, but now even more so I view women and their bodies as goddess. The things we are capable of doing makes us the truest of warriors, its deep, and much deeper then society openly discusses. I provide a space where moms to be and moms are safe to disclose their most secret and painful thoughts, feelings and emotion. A place where they can unveil, they don’t have to feel in control, they can just be.
Together, we find your courage and strength to evolve into motherhood and move forward with the new amazing person you are becoming. I support you, I see you, I applaud you, and I stand by you moms and moms to be.