September 29, 2023

Shortly after shifting to a brand new state Kelly discovered she was pregnant, and when Covid hit at first of her third trimester she discovered herself feeling more and more anxious and remoted. At 38 weeks she was identified with gestational hypertension and an induction was beneficial. Kelly was induced at 39 weeks and was nonetheless in a position to have an unmedicated delivery and her son was born on June 5th. Kelly developed PPA and well being nervousness immediately and postpartum turned clouded with psychological and bodily well being struggles in addition to breastfeeding points. Ultimately feeding turned simpler and the nervousness began to get a bit higher round 6 months postpartum and at 1 12 months postpartum they moved once more however this time a bit nearer to household. Final spring Kelly accomplished a delivery doula coaching and describes it as a really therapeutic expertise, now in remedy and together with her nervousness managed she has come to comprehend that there isn’t any one measurement matches all definition of trauma and acknowledges that whereas some may see her delivery as a “textbook” induction, to her it was a traumatic expertise that wanted to be processed.

Kelly Williamson Bio

Kelly is married to her husband Ben and collectively they’ve 1 son Julian who was born in June of 2020. After a number of strikes across the nation Kelly and Ben have settled down in Ann Arbor MI and are having fun with their time as Michiganders. Kelly works for a nonprofit that focuses on meals fairness and can also be a skilled doula.

You possibly can attain out to Kelly on Instagram: @kellymaregan or her doula Instagram: @lovegrowbirth.



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