Riley Blanton Title: Writer Education: Old Dominion University, Friends University Location: Wichita, Kansas Expertise: Mental health, pregnancy, postpartum, reproductive rights Student therapist and freelance writer with a passion for maternal mental healthFounder of Postpartum Brain, a website designed to educate and encourage people on perinatal mental healthExperience writing for Healthline, Motherly, and more Experience For over six years, Riley Blanton has written stories about mental health, women’s rights, as well as pregnancy and postpartum. She is passionate about maternal mental health and founded the site, Postpartum Brain, to educate and encourage people about perinatal mental health. Riley’s articles are published in verticals like Healthline, Motherly, and more. Read more of her work on perinatal mental health here. Education Riley holds a BA in Psychology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She is completing her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University in Wichita, KS. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.