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Laurie Vance

Hey sister....I AM CRYING... your story and how you tell it is moving and inspirational. When you share that you found your power through breastfeeding, I got goosebumps! Thank you for being courageous and honest.


what a beautiful story of redemption...

Vanessa Silversmith

Thank you so much for sharing your story, Juliea. You are an inspiration!!!


I never did see anyone for my PPD, though I have spent countless hours in counseling over the guilt I felt for not feeling very bonded to my first child and for the behavior patterns that I seemed stuck in. It did help, though I'm not in any treatment anymore. As soon as I realized that these were issues that I would never really be cured from but would always have to somehow cope with I decided to just work on myself holistically and so far it continues to get better and better.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my story. I'm SO grateful and honored to have had my link shared by Kellymom.com on Facebook. I am a huge fan of their site!

Ashley - feel free to contact me anytime! Us local doulas need to stick together. <3


Hooray for you for sharing the story of your journey. Forgiving ourselves for our own "mistakes" can be the hardest thing in the world to do. I have one gentle suggestion (not that you know me or asked for my advice). Have you had a chance to talk to a counselor at any time? It might help you to find a supportive counselor to work through some of your PTSD, etc. It sounds like you're finding ways for your life to be a source of great healing for yourself and others. Wishing you continued blessings and peace.


Congrats on the post on Kellymom! I'm a doula here in GR just starting out. I had my first client give birth on Christmas Eve. Your story was wonderful thank you for sharing.

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