Posts Tagged: maternalmentalhealth

We’re In This Together: Morag’s Story

I thought I was so prepared to recognize PPD, and to get help if I needed it. But it took ages for me to realize that the fear and guilt over every single decision I made as a parent was not normal. The isolation of new motherhood didn’t help; I felt totally alone, and I… Read more »

We’re In This Together: Amanda’s Story

When my second child was born it felt like our family was complete and that we’d all live happily ever after. I’d had very little problems with my first child and was loving motherhood so I figured a second child would be no problem. But I was completely unprepared for the stress and demands of… Read more »

We’re in this Together: Corinne’s Story

I can still remember watching the monitors while I was in labour. Because of my high risk pregnancy being both diabetic and having high blood pressure, I was hooked up to monitors for the entire time. My feelings went from excited, to scared, to worried as I saw Narra’s heart rate drop with every contraction…. Read more »

We’re in This Together: Felisa’s Story

I survived severe postpartum depression and anxiety with my first child. I felt so disconnected from motherhood and my daughter. Without Pacific Post Partum Support Society, I don’t know how I would have survived. I came out of it scarred, but stronger. Now a mother of two, I want to any other mother out there… Read more »