What are the realities of postpartum life? Let’s list these for ya: pain, bowel and bladder issues, bleeding, breast issues, sex, and mental health.
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On the outside, most people would never know. I get up each morning, get myself and my child dressed, take my child to school, and then go to work. I’m a reliable, hard-working employee. I work hard to be the best mom and wife that I can be. But, I have depression and anxiety.
Like many new moms, I didn’t know a thing about breastfeeding before having a baby of my own. I just knew what I had heard from so many friends and family members : breast is best. So, I decided to do what was “best” for my baby . . . breastfeed.
That’s when I realized I had a case of the mid-summer doldrums — discontent and disappointed about how the summer was turning out, and bummed that I didn’t have enough time to turn it around. It wasn’t going my way.
I question if I am making the right decision for my children to live in a house that is occasionally ripe with tension, knowing they pick up on my unease and feelings of uncertainty. I worry about the day when things fall apart and they are old enough to really understand. I ask myself if […]
Studies suggest that nearly 1 in 5 women will suffer from a postpartum mood disorder. If you or someone you know is suffering silently after the birth of a child, here are some ways to start the healing process.
Like many women preparing for their first baby, I experienced a mix of excitement, anxiety, and anticipation in the months leading up to my son’s birth earlier this year. As a mental health provider and friend to many moms, I was also familiar with the concept of the dreaded “Baby Blues,” and its cousin, postpartum […]