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Motherhood Taboo: The Postpartum Myth

Recently, I was talking with one of my momma friends about our personal transformations into motherhood, and when the topic of postpartum care came up we shared our disbelief at what appears to be not only our shared reality, but the reality of most mothers crossing this incredible threshold into motherhood. We asked each other, ‘This time is so critical to mothers, and yet, why is it that neither gynecologists nor midwives will acknowledge the long road ahead, address the magnitude of how much care mothers will need way beyond the routine 6 weeks postpartum? Why is it that there exists little or nothing in our communities to co-care for mothers and fathers during this incredibly overwhelmin

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