We went into pregnancy knowing that I had the extra risk factor of high blood pressure. We knew it put the risk of developing superimposed preeclampsia at the forefront of our worries. I always thought we managed it well; I
I have been fighting since the day of Ben’s birth. Fighting to recover, fighting anxiety, fighting insurance and hospital bills. Fighting to receive the correct wound care when my incision opened. Fighting to find out the reason for the massive
One of my hardest struggles with mental health is that when I am depressed, I find no pleasure in any activities. The things that I love fail me at every turn. Even the easiest and favorite of my pleasures like
Trying to have a normal life is a challenge. If I’m not taking care of my baby, I am anxious and guilty. If I AM taking care of Ben, I’m frustrated and jealous. But this weekend I started an upward
We Are Warrior Moms, We Are The Faces Of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders affect 1 in 7 pregnant and new moms.
I wish I could explain what every day feels like. I wake up thinking, “I hope he stays asleep – or at least happy enough – for me to eat breakfast and drink a cup of tea.” And then I
Today I found myself ironing a few button down shirts. Pretty ordinary stuff. After a few minutes of work, I realized why I’d purchased them: button down shirts would be easy for breastfeeding. I bought them in the days after
Last night my husband, Nick, and I spent some time trying an exercise suggested by our therapist. We were supposed to look for the happy moments during my hospital stay and Ben’s NICU stay. It was a challenging exercise to