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Finn’s Birth Story

**(TRIGGER WARNING: This birth story discusses things related to preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), an emergency c-section, birth trauma, postpartum depression (PPD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). If you believe that reading this will be comprising to your mental health, please feel free to skip this post. […]

Guest Post: No One Told Me

Today our post comes from the strong and awesome Melissa DiLeonardo.  Melissa is a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor and RYT-200 based in Chicago, IL (voted BEST Personal Trainer, Chicago Reader 2013). When she is not at the gym, Melissa works as a certified health coach and corporate wellness program manager for Life Fitness Corporation. She is […]

Postpartum Depression-Not Gonna Get Me This Time!

When Dedrick was about a year old, I was hospitalized for postpartum depression because I had become a danger to myself. The sadness that I had learned to call home had finally taken over despite my best efforts to control it.   Throughout the first year of my son’s life, I battled this demon that […]