Amplifying motherhood. Together.
Momma Mosaic started as an extension of Maria's passion for maternal health spurred by her own struggles with postpartum depression after the birth of her two children. Throughout Maria's experience, she found there was a lack of communication among women and health practitioners surrounding issues involving women's health, pregnancy, birth, and post-pregnancy. Through events, speaking engagements, writing and storytelling, Momma Mosaic is turning up the volume on motherhood.
The stigma attached to maternal health issues such as miscarriage, breast-feeding, adoption, infertility, anxiety and depression are crippling. Combined with the unrealistic expectations of women as “super moms,” the results can be dangerous. In our fast-paced world, allowing new mothers the time and space to nourish and heal after pregnancy and childbirth is not an option. Studies have shown that 20% of women suffer from post-pregnancy issues but that the majority of these cases go undiagnosed and untreated. As a society, women are not encouraged and nourished in the postpartum period. But we have the power to change that. Women need to stick together and remember that it is only through the power of community that we can grow and become stronger. We are a mosaic. Momma Mosaic seeks to feature stories of women struggling, or who have struggled, with issues related to being a mother. We seek to amplify motherhood and let every mother know they are not alone and it is okay to speak up. If we as mothers each reached out to two mothers we know, imagine how many stories would be shared, how many connections would be made. Imagine how big our mosaic would be.
When we share our experiences, we empower ourselves and others. The subjects discussed on Momma Mosaic are about women who have been broken. It is our hope that after discovering our community, they will see how they fit into the mosaic. That mothers will feel that they are not alone, that they are part of something bigger and, when they are able to put the pieces back together again, realize that they can become someone even more beautiful than before. Motherhood is messy. The trick is to find the magic in the mess.
We hope you will join us and share your story!
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