This includes infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy challenges, postpartum anxiety & depression, and new parenthood adjustment. What a mouthful right? I know that’s a lot and covers a whole lot of categories, but this developmental life stage is A WHOLE LOT. There are lot of opportunities for strife within this relatively short amount of time between when you decide you’d like to start having kids to “completion” (whether that’s actually giving birth or needing to come to terms with the fact that it won’t look the way you always thought it would). This phase within the lifespan is when we need the most support, yet we are told, in one way or another (or many) that we need to “buck up buttercup” and ignore our feelings, which are only natural. Certainly, we are not “supposed” to express our emotions outwardly! Well, I say forget that. Expressing our feelings and intense emotions during this time is the only way we survive and get through to the other side.