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Tag: postpartum depression

Depression: A Brief Primer

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Depression has always been there. I am sensitive. I get that. Even before ever having children, my heart carried heavier burdens than it "should". I've...

6 Experts to Support Your Postpartum Recovery

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You're pregnant! Ultrasounds! Birth Classes! Checkups! Baby Showers! Birth Plans! Baby comes! Swaddling! Breastfeeding! Shushing! Baby Bath! Weight Check! Alright, you get to take baby home! See you in...

Intrusive Thoughts: The Dagger in My Mind

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I remember the first time it happened. In the middle of a late night nursing, I was rocking my 1-month old daughter in the...

I have Postpartum Depression, But I Didn’t Have a Baby

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The pediatrician waited for me to respond.  She'd just told me everything the mother of a newborn wants to hear - the baby is healthy....

Deployment During Childbirth: Grieving Lost Memories

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It was a quiet, tearful drive to the Dallas airport. I felt my husband driving slower, just trying to prolong the inevitable. In a...

From Postpartum to Half-Marathon in 8 Months

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Ya'll, I did it. I freaking did it! I had my sweet baby boy eight months ago, and I ran my first half marathon...

5 Things Moms With Depression Want You To Know

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Even if you do not experience depression yourself, you most likely know someone who does.  Oklahoma has one of the highest rates of mental illness...

To the Mother Who Didn’t Immediately Bond with Her Baby

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Dear New Mom, Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! I know these days are chock full of emotions. Seeing that precious face that you've...

You’re Not Alone: Women and Depression

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I had been feeling melancholy, a little "blah", worn out and often indifferent.  Most nights I found myself staying home, curled up watching Netflix by myself.  I ...

Healing Brick by Brick

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"I didn't think I'd ever be in this room." These were the first words I uttered while looking at my therapist through eyes blurred by...

Postpartum Depression: My Experience

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  Dear new mom fighting postpartum depression, After my second daughter was born, I was a mess. Emotionally and physically. I kept it a secret, of...