Did you know that according to a recent study that as many as 1 in 3 birthing people experience anxiety during pregnancy? But, it doesn’t stop there. This study also showed that 1 in 3 birthing people who experience anxiety during pregnancy will go on to continue to experience anxiety during the postpartum period. Anxiety also has rippling effects.
As a child I was always different and in our society being different is unfortunately seen as an affront to normative (that is to say, White supremacist, capitalist, patriarchal, anti-Black, xenophobic, anti-queer, anti-difference) society. While I realized quite young that being different would make my life harder, I never wanted to be “normal,” whatever that was.