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Tag: postpartum depression

Dear Mom Friends – Why Didn’t You Warn Me?

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Before I was a mom, I thought I knew it all. Why didn't anyone warn me?  I spent hours pouring over blog posts about labor,...

Formula Feeders, You Don’t Owe Anyone an Explanation

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I was shamed for formula feeding only one time. It was a couple of weeks after the birth of my daughter, and some visiting relatives...

When it Isn’t Depression :: The Other Postpartum Mood Disorders

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I suffered greatly after my second child was born.  Postpartum depression is not talked about nearly enough. Over the past few years, brave celebrity moms have...

What Postpartum Stole From Me

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Postpartum is a sadistic jerk. (Believe it or not, that’s me toning it down for polite audiences). Now that I’m nearing a year on the...

A Letter to My Children from the Psychiatric Ward

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Author's note: On October 16, 2015, I admitted myself for inpatient psychiatric treatment. Although it is now apparent that I have had Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder...

Opening Up about Anxiety and Depression

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It wasn't until my daughter was 4 years old that I realized that I had battled with Postpartum Depression and continued to battle anxiety. All...

When Postpartum Gets Scary

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I know the moment my life stopped, because it is written in my daughter's newborn journal. I had finished up a nursing session just before...

What PPD Looks Like to ME

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The time surrounding the birth of a new baby is full to the brim with emotions: excitement, anxiety, joy, pain, nervousness, relief, etc. People are constantly...