Posts By: Andrea Paterson

What I Need: Guest Post

I didn’t need these until I had babies. Well…that’s not exactly true. I needed these awhile ago. But I wasn’t willing to accept I needed them until I had babies. You see, motherhood was the thing that pushed me over the edge. It was also the thing that saved me. For most of my life… Read more »

We’re In This Together: Camille, Kelley, and Sarah

Such an important issue. I’m a support counellor/faciliator at the Pacific Post Partum Support Society and am passionate about the work I do, it is part of my life and not just my “job”. I have 3 grown children. Pregnancy and postpartum is the most vulnerable time for a Mom to experience emotional and mental… Read more »

A Newborn Stranger: Caroline’s Story

Caroline shares her story of learning to build a relationship with her infant son. Not every mom experiences a rush of love and connection at the moment of birth. Caroline illustrates beautifully that sometimes it takes time to build a relationship, and that is completely okay! When I was pregnant, all I wanted was to… Read more »

We’re In This Together: Karen

This wasn’t how I thought it would be… When I was fifteen years old, I woke up one morning with intense upper back pain.  Within half an hour, I’d lost feeling from the chest down. Thus began a whirlwind race to the hospital and a chaotic time of what felt like thousands of tests and… Read more »

We’re In This Together: Clare and Jane

During the two years after my daughter was born, as I spiraled deeper and deeper into depression and anxiety I refused to seek help. I was terrified, lonely and felt I didn’t deserve it. I had everything I wanted- a fantastic, supportive husband and a beautiful “easy” baby who I’d longed for. All that was… Read more »