You won’t believe some of these methods – mostly women of course – have used for birth control since ancient times! Paste made from crocodile dung? Inserting partially squeezed lemons into your vagina? Douching with Lysol? Wow…
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When women team up in support of one another they can sure get things done!! And when it’s Ashley Levinson who is @PCOSGurl on Twitter teaming up with an entire PCOS community there is no telling what can be accomplished! Wow!
I nominate YOU to Take the Lemon Face Challenge!
Upload your picture or video and challenge someone else spread awareness and/or donate to PCOSChallenge.org
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“The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself”
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much!” Helen Keller
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Source: John Hopkins
After 15 years of research, I absolutely believe too many women are being denied the proper help because our medical system relies on “normal ranges”~Sonya
The information provided on this site is not intended as medical advice – seek medical advice from a doctor. If you take medication never stop taking them without the supervision of your doctor. Postpartum Psychosis is a medical emergency if you or someone you know is suffering seek medical attention immediately – call 9-1-1.
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I do a lot of research about Postpartum Mood Disorder and talk to a lot of women and, of course, any “expert” that will talk with me about it. As a result of my experience, I have a lot of my own theories, thoughts, and opinions about Postpartum Depression.
Someone recently asked me what kind of “Awareness” I would hope to see spread to the point that everyone you could meet would know. That’s a tough question because there’s so much to talk about but I think because there’s lots of other things happening in terms of awareness one of the biggest for me is to let women know this:
For a long time, I’d noticed that Postpartum Depression is talked about as if it’s “one disorder”. In fact, Postpartum Depression is the common term used as if it’s expected that women will recognize that symptoms such as OCD, Anxiety, Panic, BiPolar, Psychosis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are a part of it. I had trouble finding any information about postpartum anxiety and it’s still often buried at the bottom of long lists of symptoms of PPD. Women are falling through the cracks because of it. People need to know – Postpartum (and in fact, Perinatal Mood Disorders) are actually a group of disorders:
Postpartum Psychosis is a medical emergency – if you or someone you know is suffering call 9-1-1
If you need immediate help, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
If you are looking for local pregnancy or postpartum support and resources in your area, please call or email:
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