May is National Maternal Depression Awareness Month!
-1 in 5 women have some sort of Mood or Anxiety Disorder in the perinatal period (pregnancy through one year post-partum). Brain "illness" is treatable during pregnancy and breastfeeding! Being well during the perinatal period is very important for the health of babies and families.
May is also International Doula Awareness Month!
Doulas Mother, mothers during pregnancy, birth and post-partum. Doulas use our hearts and hands to provide emotional and physical support; our wisdom to guide women to their best birth story!
And finally Mother's Day is celebrated in May! Remember that many women have suffered losses or are still trying to become a mommy! Be good to all women this month!