Please read this touching and honest post by Ms Millennial Mom. This post is so important and it brings back memories of how I felt after I brought the Little One home from the hospital. Motherhood isn’t always an easy journey, but you aren’t alone.
What is wrong with me? Why do I feel this way? Does anyone care about me? Am I going to hurt myself ? Does the baby really love me? These are the types of questions I asked myself every day during the immediate months after I gave birth. In fact, the months following the birth of my first child were very tumultuous. My mind was completely inundated with dark thoughts.
My postpartum depression crisis was starting to take over my life. I knew I was in trouble when I did not feel like the woman I was before. My thoughts were demented and my sleep pattern was unpredictable. Prayer and family support helped alleviate some of my symptoms. However, deep down inside I knew I needed professional help. After giving birth for the first time, my body experienced an undercurrent of raw emotion. For hours at a time, I would cry inconsolably…
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