Kate Rope

writer, editor, mother

Atlanta, GA

Kate Rope

Award-winning freelance journalist, editorial director of the Seleni Institute, coauthor of The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding


Preorder My New Book: Strong As a Mother

How to Stay Healthy, Happy, and (Most Importantly) Sane from Pregnancy to Parenthood
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My Book: A Guide to Making Good Choices for You and Your Baby

Coauthored by a maternal fetal medicine expert, this book offers moms great peace of mind.
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My Job: Editorial Director at the Seleni Institute

SELENI supports the mental and emotional well-being of women and mothers.
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Motherlode Blog: Preparing to Lose My Mind After Giving Birth

I knew from the beginning that I had a good shot at postpartum depression if I gave birth again.
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Cookie Magazine: Living on the Edge

Postpartum anxiety led me down a trail of panic, tears, exhaustion, and eventually, salvation.
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Open-uri20140703-2-omlfvz_profile Taking Medication During Pregnancy

How to make good choices for you and your baby—and feel good about them.
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Babycenter: Fascinating trends in pregnancy and birth

From technological advances that sound like science fiction to trends that harken back to a century ago, here's the latest and most fascinating news from the world of pregnancy and birth.
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Seleni Institute: Anxiety During and After Pregnancy

Perinatal anxiety is finally getting the scientific attention it deserves.
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Parents Magazine: Should You Fire Your OB?

Feeling confident in your medical team matters. When it doesn't feel right, here's how to move on.
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Parents Magazine: Rude Comments Cause Pregnancy Discomfort

Don't let rude remarks or inappropriate behavior get to you -- just have the last word.
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Open-uri20140703-2-vcmtlg_profile Pregnant? Diet Changes to Make Right Now

The nutrients you need and the foods you should eat—and avoid—during pregnancy.
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NBC: You Have to Prepare for Breast-Feeding Success

It may seem counterintuitive (like putting a condom on before you go out on a date), but preparing for breastfeeding can help.


Kate Rope

An award-winning freelance journalist with expertise in health, pregnancy, and parenting.

Editorial director of the Seleni Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to maternal and reproductive mental health.

Coauthor of The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.

Contributor to and the Huffington Post.

A mom to two daughters.

Her writing has appeared in many publications including the New York Times, Life, Glamour UK, Mother Jones, National Geographic Adventure, Parade, Parents, Parenting, Real Simple, and Shape.



  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Parenting