Postpartum Depression

It is really okay to not be okay.

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As women, we are expected to go through childbirth like we were made to do it. We are expected to bounce back right away and start our new life easily. However, this is not always the case. Postpartum is not a topic that is discussed easily or often. But it is a topic that is very very real.

Personal Story

I am now five months postpartum. My postpartum is not as bad as last month but I have my days maybe even weeks where I do not feel “okay”.

Mood swings.

Things that would have brought happiness, do not.

Lack of motivation mixed with extreme hours of tiredness.

Overthinking everything and anything.

Loss of connection with people. Personally, this is the worst. Not wanting to talk to anyone. But the need and want to talk. Not knowing what to say. Changes in those relationships. Feelings of replacement.

Living with post-partum is awful, because motherhood is the best part of my life so far. Motherhood is amazing yet post-partum is not.

Treatments

Luckily, there are treatments for postpartum depression. It is important to talk to your doctor about these options:

  • Therapy
  • Medications
  • Websites:

Conclusion

It is okay to not be okay during this time of happiness. Postpartum depression, unfortunately, is not discussed often and a major reality of what awaits many women after child birth. Treatments are helpful and resources are available to those struggling with postpartum.

Loving my new life as a stay at home mom. Starting my career as a freelance blogger and writer.

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