Jul 10, 2017
Ingrid Esparza - Personal story of Postpartum Anxiety
Ingrid tells us about her experience after birth and in the early months of life with her new son. Again, we get to hear the powerful ways in which a mother copes and fights to get through medical complications, breastfeeding challenges and the anxiety that came with it all.
She tells us about:
- How a postpartum hemorrhage affected her and her first days of motherhood.
- The challenging experience with breastfeeding and how that fueled her anxiety
-Some factors to her experience, related to her Mexican culture that impacted your experience?
-How she dealt with and coped through the experience?
- How she is advocating for mothers now.
Thank you, Ingrid. By sharing your story, you are putting out a hand to help other moms find their way through.
Ingrid Esparza is originally from Mexico, but have lived in the US since she was 9 years old. She moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in October 2015 from Savannah, Georgia. She is married and has a son who will soon be 3 years old. She has the privilege of staying at home with her son, but plans to go back to work outside the home this fall. She has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. She’s led a Climb out of the Darkness event in Lincoln for the past two years, and hope to continue to do more to bring awareness, education, and support to her community about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.