It was an honor and privilege to have presented at the 2015 CAPPA conference that was held July 10th through the 12th in Tucson, Arizona. The location was beautiful. When I became certified as a postpartum doula in the early 2000's, it was through CAPPA that I became certified. It is wonderful to see how much the organization has grown and developed. Although I no longer practice as a postpartum doula, I still feel very much a part of CAPPA. I got to see some of the amazing professionals that I knew all those years ago and got to meet even more amazing professionals at the conference. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. It felt like a family reunion.
I was humbled by the response I received after my presentation. It is always encouraging to hear how sharing my story impacts others in a positive and motivating way. The reason I do what I do is to help increase awareness and prevention in the area of mental health related to childbearing, particularly in the area of postpartum psychosis . My mission is to bring hope and inspiration to others so I am extremely thankful when I hear from others that my presentation did exactly that for them. Thank you, CAPPA, for the wonderful experience and I plan to see everyone again in 2016.