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Jen Schwartz

Medicated Mommy
Motherhood Understood

Jen Schwartz is the CEO and Founder of Motherhood Understood, an online platform, community, and story-sharing hub for moms affected by maternal mental health issues that gives permission to women who aren’t exactly enamored with their new role as mommy to be the most real and honest versions of themselves. She created Motherhood Understood to unmask the not so pretty sides of the role women are taught to believe comes naturally when they decide it’s time to start a family, and only after learning how many women suffer in silence, ashamed, just as she did when she had postpartum depression and anxiety. Jen is a speaker, writer, spokesperson, influencer, consultant, and content creator whose work and commentary have been featured on popular websites like Forbes, Romper, The Mighty, Healthline, The Bump, Pop Sugar Moms, Scary Mommy, and more.

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Events featuring Jen Schwartz
Events featuring Jen Schwartz