Monthly Archives: August 2010

What It Feels Like To Be A Mack Truck: Part II

It seems that I may need to add an authors note at the end of my last post.  I want to make sure that I was not misunderstood.  Women who might identify with the previous post are also women who … Continue reading

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What It Feels Like To Be a Mack Truck…

…. and suddenly come to  a full stop after speeding down the highway at about 80 miles an hour. I can think of no better title for this blog post. I wonder how many of you can empathize with this … Continue reading

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PLEASE- Help Raise Awareness

The community of folks working to support women who suffer from Postpartum Mood Disorders is outraged.  Emails are circulating.  Blog Posts are accumulating.  People are, rightfully, angry and amazed and appalled.  Yesterday, AOL News published a story about a tragedy … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Placentophagia- Is The Research Sound?

In case you don’t know what the word Placentophagia means, it is the practice of eating the placenta after childbirth. In many cultures and throughout history, people have believed that ingesting one’s placenta after childbirth has numerous medical benefits.  Theories … Continue reading

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