Last month our local newspaper reached out to me after they read my article on the Huffington Post about birth trauma and PTSD / anxiety. They wanted to do a feature story! That was exciting, but I couldn’t imagine how they would be able to write an interesting feature story solely about our journey.
I suggested a panel interview / round table discussion to allow for different perspectives. I knew from my discussions with other parents in the MN Preemie Parents private Facebook group that other moms were struggling with anxiety and PTSD following their traumatic birth experience. I had no idea how many women would feel inspired to share their story – over 20 people expressed interest in being a part of the article!
Read the article: Postpartum PTSD: when birthdays are complicated
The newspaper could only accept stories from our local area, so many of the women did not get a chance to share their story. I want to change that! I’ll be working with other women throughout the coming months to give them a platform to share their stories of hope and healing after a traumatic birth. I’m hoping to gather everyone’s stories in a book of which the profits will go to provide support for women dealing with postpartum PTSD and anxiety.
Together, we can heal. Together, we can give hope.
If you’d like to be a part of this project, please contact me at JaxMully@hotmail.com.