When Wendy Isnardi published her book, I had to read it. I love reading books in this genre: books written by real women in the perinatal mental health advocacy community. I love the real life stories about women putting themselves out there kicking the perinatal mental illness stigma!
In an article today on Slate.com, science and medical columnist Amanda Schaffer provides evidence that refutes the belief that worrying or anxiety leads to problems with infertility, premature birth, or developmental delays in children.
I am a childhood abuse survivor and so I didn't have confidence or trust in my body. That lack of confidence was reinforced when my first birth, a planned natural birth, resulted in a painful and highly medicated induction.