Postpartum Depression Awareness Month
A Note from the Editor
By Jordan Sapir
Über Moms are at it again! We’re on our soap boxes, empowering mothers and telling our stories. Every month we discuss what should be discussed; like any bureaucracy, we rarely agree. One thing we agreed on this month is that being that it is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month, we need to tell our stories. We may not be celebrity moms, but it doesn’t make our stories or advice any less important. We would like to share the importance of recognition, seeking help and gaining support.
We asked our Über Mom professionals to give their opinions and offer their expertise.
Katie Rössler writes a piece about how having a c-section and having a vaginal birth are both “giving birth”. Military wife and Über Mom Leah Hasse tells the story of her healing home birth. Resident scientist, Pia Johansson, writes about birth and false expectations. Coach and yogi Amie Mignatti describes her take on the price of motherhood. Doula Carolyn Hecken has her share of birth stories, but is also extremely knowledgeable in the birthing realm and details obstetric violence. Claire Behrens also lends her expert voice and defines the signs of PPD and how and when to get help. I also share my personal journey this month, about the day I realized I could no longer give a fuck. I will pay into the swear jar, but I will no longer hide from being opinionated and vocal about the taboo of motherhood. Read more here!
Jordan Sapir, mother of two glitter-laden girls, 1 and 3, studied Journalism and International Political Science in NYC, a place she once called home. She can slaughter five languages fluently. She has worked in a newsroom or two, walked a catwalk or three, and is all for an impromptu adventure. Having traded in her Prada for pretzels, the founder of Über Moms lives in Munich, where she is a stay at home mom and studying to become a certified nutritionist. She is a mommy on a mission and wants to help fellow mothers raise healthy happy families, and beat a PR here and there.