Hopeful BULLSHIT

BY KATE HOVDESTAD

What Does Taking Medication (for Mental Health) Feel Like?

There is a negative stigma around seeking care for your mental health. Many people assume that mental health disorders requiring medication should be manageable with diet or exercise, leaving those who need treatment feeling shame because they keep hearing their issues aren’t...

What are the Baby Blues Anyway?

With a new baby there’s a build-up of anticipation. You’ve been pregnant for nine months; maybe you tried to get pregnant for a long time, maybe you’ve dreamed of holding this baby in your arms for many years. You spend months dreaming of reading story books and rocking your...

How to Naturally Cure Postpartum Depression (And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves)

Searching for anything related to postpartum depression will inevitably lead you to someone’s so-called natural cures, including things like:  JournalingExerciseFresh AirVitaminsSelf Care Any or all of these things can be part of a larger plan to tackle a perinatal mood...
Web MD Postpartum Depression Infographic

When it’s Not Just Baby Blues: Recognizing the Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

From the moment you discover you're pregnant, you're inundated with the word should: What you should eat; whether you should exercise; whether you should have your hair colored; and the list goes on. One of the most prevalent is that you...

They’ll Probably Send Us Home – My Birth Story

On the morning of Nov. 9, 2019, I was 38 weeks pregnant. I woke up to a small trickle of fluid and thought, “Nah, that can’t be my water breaking.” So I went about my day - showering, getting dressed - hanging out on your typical Saturday morning. My mom was getting on a plane...
Positive Pregnancy Test

They Said It’ll All Be Worth It…

My husband and I moved to Colorado in 2019. We were so excited to live near the mountains and spend time hiking, biking, kayaking; we had big plans for what our life would look like here.  A week after we arrived, we were still unpacking, I had started a new job, and...
What are the Baby Blues Anyway?

What are the Baby Blues Anyway?

With a new baby there’s a build-up of anticipation. You’ve been pregnant for nine months; maybe you tried to get pregnant for a long time, maybe you’ve dreamed of holding this baby in your arms for many years. You spend months dreaming of reading story books and rocking your...

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They’ll Probably Send Us Home – My Birth Story

They’ll Probably Send Us Home – My Birth Story

On the morning of Nov. 9, 2019, I was 38 weeks pregnant. I woke up to a small trickle of fluid and thought, “Nah, that can’t be my water breaking.” So I went about my day - showering, getting dressed - hanging out on your typical Saturday morning. My mom was getting on a plane...

read more
They Said It’ll All Be Worth It…

They Said It’ll All Be Worth It…

My husband and I moved to Colorado in 2019. We were so excited to live near the mountains and spend time hiking, biking, kayaking; we had big plans for what our life would look like here.  A week after we arrived, we were still unpacking, I had started a new job, and...

read more