Posts Tagged: postpartum

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 »

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 »