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When Robin was 38-weeks pregnant with a breech baby and low amniotic fluid that indicated a need for a fairly quick c-section, the doctor asked her and her husband a question: “Would you like to have this baby today or tomorrow?” Not prepared to be whisked to the OR that instant, they chose “tomorrow”. Their son Connor was born on June 13, 2008, which happened to be a Friday. Friday the 13th. And thus began her journey into motherhood. That journey included a struggle with undiagnosed postpartum depression, from which she is still recovering.

Through writing about her experience Robin has found strength in groups of moms who have experienced a similar struggle and the power of the community of mothers as a whole.

Robin and her family live in Victoria, BC. Visit Robin’s blog at You can also find her on Twitter @MamaRobinJ, or on Facebook