Cynthia Overgard is the founder of Life After Birth in Westport CT. Cynthia has authored numerous articles in award-winning international publications and has served more than 1,500 women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum since 2007. She is trained in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Components of Care through Postpartum Support International, the global authority on postpartum anxiety and depression, but her greatest awareness and education has resulted from her years of supporting women individually and collectively through Life After Birth.
With two children of her own, Cynthia has been there herself, as a woman whose life changed dramatically after having a baby. She learned that it was possible to adore her baby while also experiencing the isolation and anxiety that comes with motherhood. She left a fulfilling corporate career and a professorship in finance in order to “stay at home”, and understands the anguish women face related to career and identity. She is positive and passionate about Life After Birth, and serves as its lead program director and group moderator. She works with a staff of rotating instructors at Life After Birth, all of whom are trained professionals in the field.