postpartum depression

I wish I had someone to tell me that sometimes surviving motherhood is enough.

Sometimes Surviving Motherhood Is Enough

I’m not saying there is no joy to motherhood. I go through periods where I do feel like I’m at my parenting best. There are times when I’m Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   05.15.17   |   SHARE
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Mental health issues can be particularly difficult to speak of on their own, but postpartum mood disorders might be even harder to disclose.

Postpartum Depression: We're Still Just "Sucking It Up"

Margot had struggled long and hard, she admitted, and I instantly let her know that I could relate. I didn’t want her to feel vulnerable or alone, Read...
Sarah Bregel    |   04.26.17   |   SHARE
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This is what works for me. I am happier as a parent of one.

Having One Child Makes Me A Better Mother

I know of people who find one child incredibly challenging and seem to hate the whole experience. And yet they proceed to have another child Read...
Jennifer Fliss    |   03.29.17   |   SHARE
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Breastfeeding doesn't work all the time for everyone. That's okay.

News Flash: Pressuring Moms To Breastfeed Is Stressing Them The Eff Out

There is nothing in the world that quite compares to the joyous feeling of bringing a new baby home. They smell wonderful, they fill your home with Read...
Allison Cooper    |   03.7.17   |   SHARE
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Postpartum Depression Made Me A Better Mental Health Advocate

I clearly remember the first time that I was forced to accept that something was wrong. My baby was six weeks old, and I was on a family vacation to Read...
Kelly Burch    |   11.1.16   |   SHARE
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For the first year of my daughter’s life, while the fog of depression had enveloped me, I was positive I was alone. (Image:Thinkstock)

No Mother Is An Island: Surviving Postpartum Depression 

My daughter was just reaching her first birthday before the dense fog of postpartum depression started to lift off of me. I didn’t realize it right Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   09.23.16   |   SHARE
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A lot of new parents experience some sort of protective anxiety.

Postpartum Anxiety: It Made Me Fear For My Baby's Life

The hypervigilance began in the last month of my pregnancy, when cars on the freeway started to feel a little closer than usual. By the time I was Read...
Rachael Rifkin    |   09.7.16   |   SHARE
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We don’t often give pregnant people realistic expectations or dote on them postpartum, as we should. Image: Thinkstock.

The Postpartum Period Is For Self-Care (Not Just Taking Care Of The Baby)

CN: mention of postpartum depression/suicidality. Generally, in my experience, people often get so excited about a new baby, that they forget that Read...
Sarah Bregel    |   07.29.16   |   SHARE
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