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  • Brooke
    Brooke

    Nine years ago, I had a high-risk pregnancy with our second son. This meant being in and out of the hospital and regularly seeing specialists to try and prevent pre-term labor. Fortunately, I delivered a healthy, beautiful, full-term boy. But, I quickly realized something wasn’t right – with me. Physically, I was recovering, but mentally, […]

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    She was a wonderful wife and mother–talented, giving, fun, and a great partner. However, with the birth of her 4th child, she experienced emotional trauma, even though the birth was physically normal. Afterward, her personality changed. She was constantly feeling overwhelmed with life, no matter how much support she had. The fortitude to hold it […]

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    I have dealt with anxiety and bipolar depression basically my whole life, but I didn’t find out what it was until I was 25. With my first son, I was depressed almost the entire pregnancy. My husband wasn’t supportive at all–he would belittle me and make me feel like I was crazy. He was also […]

  • Anonymous
    Liz

    Anxiety and depression have been constant companions throughout my life. It seemed like I always had to fight a little harder than others, but I had developed excellent coping mechanisms after years of struggle and had managed to lead a full and successful life. In the summer of 2017, after having 3 children in 3 […]

  • elizabeth
    Elizabeth

    Disclaimer: The following article mentions the topic of suicide or other sensitive subjects, which may trigger negative thoughts and feelings for those currently suffering or still recovering from a mental or mood disorder. Reader discretion is advised. I honestly didn’t even realize I was in such a dark place. I knew I felt horrible, but […]

  • amanda-3
    Amanda

    I was sitting on the floor next to my husband as we bathed our young child together, soaked through with bubbles and water from bath toys, physically and emotionally drained from being with my one-year-old all day. I turned to my husband and asked, “When you became a dad, did you feel like you lost […]

  • melissa
    Melissa

    Disclaimer: The following article mentions the topic of suicide or other sensitive subjects, which may trigger negative thoughts and feelings for those currently suffering or still recovering from a mental or mood disorder. Reader discretion is advised. After the birth of my second child, I finally recognized the symptoms I had (and what I experienced […]

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    Everything seemed perfect. I had a little girl and was pregnant with my second child. However, when I gave birth I immediately began having trouble. I was worried about everything, and I couldn’t sleep. I didn’t want to go anywhere; I couldn’t handle daily things that used to be easy. For example, I couldn’t have […]

  • kayla
    Kayla

    I tried so desperately to hold it together, day after day, and to wish away the feelings of guilt, failure, and emptiness. I stared at the miracle I had and wished so badly that I could stop feeling so horribly sad in the midst of my little one. I didn’t feel that overwhelming love that […]

  • amber
    Amber

    After my first child was born, I mostly felt good with being a new mom. I really didn’t know much about postpartum depression; it literally came out of nowhere. I don’t even remember how it happened or what caused it. It just happened. Breastfeeding wasn’t helping at all–I was resenting my newborn each and every […]