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The pregnancy and the postpartum period are often made out to be the most exciting time in a woman and couples life. However, this journey does not always bring joy as described. Getting pregnant and having a newborn often brings along increase stressors and worries which are usually unspoken. It is reported that 1 in 7 women experience Postpartum Mood Disorder (PMD) and/or Postpartum Anxiety.

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Apparently I find words much easier spoken than written. I’ve told my story dozens of times, but to actually write it down in detail is much more intimidating. So here it goes, one year later…

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It seems fitting that today, during Canadian Mental Health Week and May 4: World Maternal Mental Health Day I find myself curled up in bed, going on day 9 of depression and anxiety. At the beginning of the week our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a public statement encouraging Canadians to GET LOUD for Mental Health Week. This is my effort to GET LOUD!

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