ABC World News – Depression During Pregnancy
Reporter Katie Moisse noted that she envisioned many headlines about this study would tout the danger and instill more fear in women already struggling with what to do. So she asked if I would chat with her from the perspective of a preemie mom.
I took SSRIs during my pregnancy, under the strict care of my doctor. Ultimately, we decided maternal health would be for the best benefit of all little lives involved. And although there were no studies proving Zoloft was safe during pregnancy, there were also no studies saying it wasn’t. (Heads I stay sane, tails I embrace the dark side?) Additionally, I was warned the biggest concern was during the third trimester. Well I solved that problem! I just skipped those last three months altogether!
I am happy to spread the word. I am happy to tell my story. And I am beyond thrilled that I managed to get the boys referred to as the “Muppets” in a major news article. This one is SO going in the scrapbook.
Momma Be Thy Name – Because Misery Loves Company.
Momma is a fellow twin mom, embracing the craziness and chronicling it on her blog. Today, Search and Destroy took over (much like my living room). Don’t miss today’s guest post describing the secret lives of twins.
You see, Search and Destroy are superheroes. I am merely a supporting sidekick.
I am a proud preemie parent. If you didn’t already know that, this is clearly the first sentence of this blog you have ever read. For two years I’ve waxed poetic on Prematurity Awareness Day – Nov. 17. This year, March 23, will be the first Parents of Preemies Day.
How could I not share the story of the Million Dollar Miracle Muppets?
You can see some of their first photos and comment on their story, among many other preemie miracles on the Parents of Preemies Facebook page.
The muppets will become a part of the Hope, Resilience & Miracles banner, which will be unveiled on Parents of Preemies Day. Who knows, we may even make it to Times Square!
Still haven’t had enough? You can always re-read page 19 of your March issue of Redbook – Things Never to Say To a Woman at 6 a.m. or remind yourself that there is an apparent link between migraines and depression (and that depression is an illness, not a personality flaw).
But don’t worry, I’ll still always be here ‘round these parts.