The battle of postpartum depression

The battle of postpartum depression

I once heard the birth of a baby is concerned a traumatic event for a family. And it makes sense, when you think about it. I nodded in complete agreement as these words came out of a friend’s mouth recently. She cited reasons I was beyond familiar with: the trauma it puts on a woman’s … Read More

Pregnancy and the broken body

Pregnancy and the broken body

I woke up in the middle of the night recently and found blood crusted to my face. It ran from my nose, pooled at my lip and made its way down my chin. I stared in the mirror, reminiscing over my roller derby days — when bloody lips were common place — and wondered how I had … Read More