Topic of discussion no one ever wants to discuss “postpartum depression, baby blues” mostly because you don’t want people to think there is “something” wrong with you. In reality there is nothing wrong with talking about it, why are we so close minded and worried about what others will think? Why do we live in a world where there is so much judgment?
I didn’t experience postpartum depression which consists of anger, anxiety, guilt, hopelessness, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, mood swings, or panic attack. Behavior issues of crying or irritability... Instead I experienced baby blues which is the same thing as postpartum depression it only lasts about 1 week, compared to PPD which may require actual treatment.
Becoming a mother changes everything, mentally, emotionally and physically. Everything changes most changes we can’t control. Going through 8-9 months of pregnancy can take a toll on your life, no matter if you are experiencing it as a single woman or as a married one. I know this by experiencing it both ways.. More than ever during that time I turned to God in prayer and strength and course my husband for support. I never once felt alone through that short period of time... I learned it’s ok, it’s ok to talk about it, it’s a process. It doesn’t make you “weak” or “less of a woman” or a “bad mom”.. So for any mom out there experiencing this PPD or BB, it’s OK, you are going to make it, you will be alright!
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.. I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion you want.. do what makes you happy! “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou.
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