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Brenda’s Story

“The amazing outpouring of support from family and friends and strangers is incredible.”

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My daughter experienced a terrible incident involving a postpartum appointment. When reaching out for help turned into a terrifying experience Jessica turned to crowd sourcing for help. Search Facebook for Brenda Holt or Jessica Porten. The posts are shared as public so you can see her story.

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The amazing outpouring of support from family and friends and strangers is incredible. I hope her experience will change how postpartum depression treatment is handled.

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