Posts Tagged: momlife

We’re In This Together: Lauren’s Story

My son was born after an induced labour at 38 weeks. To say I was overwhelmed and unprepared for parenthood would be an understatement. I struggled from the beginning with feelings of sadness, despair, and a distinct lack of bonding with my child, who was colicky and woke every 20 minutes for the first 5… Read more »

We’re In This Together: Sarah

  We’re In This Together is a photography series, coordinated in partnership with the Pacific Post Partum Support Society and the Good Mother Project, that offers messages of encouragement, hope, support and love to new parents. For more information on how you can share your message, please visit: http://goodmotherproject.com/were-in-this-together

We’re In This Together: Sheila’s Story

I suffered from severe PPD/A during my pregnancy and postpartum period with my first child. At that time, 26 years ago, there was very little information about postpartum mood disorders and although I had most of the risk factors there was no screening for PPD/A or monitoring from my doctor or even discussion around the… Read more »

We’re In This Together: Abby’s Story

My battleground was breastfeeding. I had a terrible start with my first child and when I had the same issues with my second baby, I used all the resources and information I had gained the first time around. I was able to cut myself some slack, recognize the problem much quicker and saved myself a… Read more »

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 »