Riley Blanton

Riley Blanton



Mental health, pregnancy, postpartum, reproductive rights


Old Dominion University, Friends University


- Student therapist and freelance writer with a passion for maternal mental health
- Founder of Postpartum Brain, a website designed to educate and encourage people on perinatal mental health
- Experience writing for Healthline, Motherly, and more


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.


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.

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