Moms are putting off care for themselves, and our tough-it-out culture isn’t helping

From The Washington Post authored by Danielle Campoamar:

“‘You’re clearly very sick,’ he said. ‘I know you don’t want to leave your son, so I’m going to have someone from the adult emergency room come over and examine you.’

After a quick examination by the ‘adult doctor’ and a chest X-ray of my own, I was diagnosed with severe bronchitis and exhaustion. I felt embarrassed, especially because I was supposed to be focusing on my son, and self-conscious for allowing myself to become so ill. After all, what kind of mother can’t take care of herself?”

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