Go in knowing that I’m real, and that I’m beatable. Don’t be anxious that I may show up, but be aware. If I invade your home, get help to get rid of me.
The most important way you can protect your mental health in pregnancy is to make sure your ob-gyn and your psychiatrist can have a good working relationship in treatment for both the pregnancy and the mental illness.
You've discovered you're pregnant. Congratulations! No matter how you came to be expecting a baby, whether it was planned or a surprise, a baby is a blessing. Fact. Upon hearing this news, you may have fallen into a state of sheer panic. How will I raise a baby? How will I pay for a baby? I don't … Continue reading You’re Having a Baby: Now What?
My journey to motherhood wasn’t easy. In fact, it was difficult at nearly every turn – from fertility issues and miscarriages, to a scary labor with a very rare condition, HELLP syndrome. But the hardest part was suffering with anxiety and depression during the latter half of my pregnancy and weeks following my sweet baby … Continue reading What Depression During and After Pregnancy Taught Me