Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: Don’t Suffer in Silence

If you or anyone you know is suffering from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PPD/PPA, etc.), please know there is help. You don't have to suffer in shame or silence. Struggling with a maternal mental health issue does not make you a bad person or parent, and you don't have to go it alone.… Continue reading Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: Don’t Suffer in Silence

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Fighting Parenting Anxiety and Learning to Back Off and Observe

When I was younger, I always wanted a twin sister. I didn't actually realize this was an impossibility until I was maybe 7 or 8. And even then, this realization didn't stop me from desiring it so, so badly. I was always a nervous, anxious kid. I didn't have anxiety in the way that it… Continue reading Fighting Parenting Anxiety and Learning to Back Off and Observe

Seeking Light in the Dark

I always assumed depression was a condition one endured, then moved on from. With time, perhaps medicine, therapy, a good support network, I figured it was somewhat linear: you suffer, then recover. And if the condition is chronic, perhaps the suffering will re-emerge at another point in life, but the trajectory will be the same.… Continue reading Seeking Light in the Dark

On Prenatal and Postpartum Wellbeing

It's no secret that I suffered massively from what I now know were Postpartum Depression and Anxiety during and for at least a year-and-a-half after my last pregnancy. While I absolutely loved being pregnant, many of those nine months were filled with panic-inducing worry, stress and terror. I was terrified I wouldn't be able to… Continue reading On Prenatal and Postpartum Wellbeing