Regarding Postpartum Depression/Anxiety
I’ve gotten quite a few DMs from moms who are feeling ashamed, bc of their Postpartum Depression and/or Postpartum Anxiety (PPD/PPA). I know the feeling all too well. Mamas, this one goes out to you!!
PPD/PPA has nothing to do with your worth as a mom, your appreciation for your children, and your deep, innate love for your children.
PPD/PPA is the devil that tells you you’re not good enough. That your kids would be better without you. That you don’t love your kids enough. And, perhaps worst of all, that you are all alone/no one understands.
Looking back on all the tears I cried, all the prayers I said, all the dreams I had, of being a mom and having these kids. And now, all my wishes have come true, and I’m still crying. It feels as if the chemicals in my brain are ruining the best days of my life.
PPD/PPA makes you think you’re weak. But, that couldn’t be further from the truth. You fight to be alive, every single day. You carry the world on your shoulders, and you still show up. So, you’re tired. So, you’re “not yourself”. So, you’re not as present as you want to be. You are alive. You are present. As present as you can be, right now. And, your children are safe and loved!
That’s not a sign of weakness, that’s a warrior!
Now, hold your head up high mama, we have a battle to fight, and together, we WILL get through this. We always do. 💜