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Timoria McQueen Saba

Timoria McQueen Saba

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I am a maternal health writer, advocate and speaker specializing in mental and physical trauma due to childbirth and pregnancy-quite a change from my former career as a celebrity makeup artist. Immediately following the birth of my oldest daughter in 2010, I suffered a postpartum hemorrhage and almost died. I underwent a life-saving surgery and was later diagnosed with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). One year later, I had a miscarriage in a frozen yogurt shop in front of several people, which triggered the difficult emotions from the hemorrhage I suffered the year prior. I realized that there were very few resources for women who had experienced similar birth and pregnancy complications and the lingering psychological effects. I decided to start the conversation publicly and became a maternal health advocate. My treatment included a combination of talk therapy and restorative yoga. I gave birth to my second daughter in March of 2014. My birth experience the second time around can best be described as perfectly “normal.” I have written for several websites, including the Huffington Post. I am currently a volunteer for Postpartum Support International (PSI) on the Warmline and as an administrator on the PSI Facebook page. I have been featured as a guest speaker for hospital support groups as well as information sessions for doctors, midwives and therapists. One of my other passions is collaborating with other maternal health advocates to bring awareness to bills aimed at improving women’s health. I also run a mother’s support group called “Emotional Wellbeing After Baby” at Milford Regional Hospital in Milford, MA. It is my goal to help other women have their birth experiences validated. Mothers deserve to feel supported and know they are not alone in whatever their personal struggle.

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