Posts Tagged: postpartum

We’re In This Together: Jill’s Story

When I started struggling after the birth of my 4th child, it really took me by surprise. When I found PPPSS’s online resources, I began to realize what was going on and I felt so much less alone, and not as scared. Just reading that other people were thinking and feeling the same things was… 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 »

We’re In This Together: Julia’s Story

I chose to participate in We’re In This Together because I have personally been affected by postpartum depression. This is my story. I had my son a month premature. He was a healthy boy, thankfully, and was an amazing baby. My fiancé was extremely supportive and my mom was able to stay with us for… Read more »

In the Bleak Midwinter

Article by Andrea Paterson We have come to the middle of January and if there is ever a time of year when the environment can contribute to low mood, lethargy, and depression, this is it. It feels like the grey days will never end. There aren’t any signs of spring yet. The frozen ground is… Read more »

My Self Care in Transition

Article by PPPSS Counselor Shealagh Davis   I was talking to a mom the other day on the phone and the subject of self-care came up as it usually does.  She said that her old self wouldn’t have allowed her not to take care of herself. That the old self (pre-baby) knew to take a… Read more »