“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe. No less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.”
Women’s mental health is a special area of interest that I hold dear to my heart. The astonishing mind-body journey associated with bearing a baby in a protective & safe womb (whether experienced directly, via surrogate and/or by adoption means) is something admirable of heartfelt celebration. I add the caveat, however, that a growth in understanding the issues associated with perinatal mental health is needed within our community. How we support women entering the realm of motherhood (AND their parental partners-to-be) has shown to have long lived positive psychological effects on a developing fetus.