When it comes to Postpartum Depression, I feel like I've been through it all. Not only have I dealt with it after each of my children's births, but I also suffered from traumatic Perinatal Depression, which is depression during pregnancy. Somehow, though, this time around, it took me a while to realize that I was suffering from Postpartum Depression (PPD). In fact, it was so … [Read more...] about The Truth About Postpartum Depression | My PPD Story
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Depression before, during and after pregnancy is all too common. Whether you have longed for a child for years or you've been through it all before, depression can hit at any time. Sometimes it is expected because the mother has a history of mental illness, and other times it comes out of left field and turns her whole world upside down. There are various types of … [Read more...] about Things You Should NEVER Say to a Mom Battling Depression
If you've ever read my posts on pregnancy before, you'll know that I'm the kind of mom who complains A LOT. I don't mean to. I'm grateful that I've been able to create life and carry it to term, and I never take for granted my kids or my beautiful ability to have a family. But it's no secret that my three previous pregnancies have been BRUTAL. All manner of issues have arisen, … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Update: 26 Weeks and Going Strong
I know I've been quiet on this blog for a while. The truth is that I've been spending an exceptionally large amount of time in my bed during this pregnancy. I've been struggling with my usual antenatal depression, which has been a little trickier to navigate this time around. There's been a LOT of personal stress we've been dealing with and some heavy financial burdens placed … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Update! What The Hell Is Going On?
After two previous high risk pregnancies, a traumatic birth with my second son which culminated in me needing a blood transfusion, and a new pregnancy which has been riddled with pain, bleeding and much stress, forgive me for needing to get something off my chest... Coming from a family of five children, and all of my siblings have children by age 21, I was under the … [Read more...] about Complaining About Pregnancy – Offensive or Normal?