Climb Out With Us

This year, more women will develop a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder than diagnosed with breast cancer. Pregnant moms. Moms of three week olds. Moms of 11 month olds. Moms who just stopped nursing their 15 month old. Moms who miscarried or babies were born sleeping. Rich moms. Under-served moms. Working moms. Stay-at-home-moms. Adoptive moms. No mother … Read on…

Climb Out of the Darkness

Over the weekend, people all over the world participated in Climb Out of the Darkness, the world’s largest even raising awareness for perinatal mood disorders. They climbed to symbolize their past personal climb out of the darkness. They climbed to symbolize their current fight to find their way out of the darkness. They climbed to support … Read on…

My Postpartum Anxiety: Part 2

You can read My Postpartum Anxiety: Part 1 here. I haven’t been fully honest about my experience with postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. Part 1 of my experience was easy to write. So many moms feel that way, and even though postpartum depression, anxiety, and other perinatal mood disorders aren’t discussed as much as they … Read on…

My Postpartum Anxiety: Part 1

You silently take note of what needs to be done: empty dishwasher, reload it with dirty dishes, and then sweep the floor. Three things. Not hard. The baby starts fussing. Just fussing. So you tell him he is okay and he needs to wait a moment while you put some glasses back in the cabinet. … Read on…

My Postpartum Mentality and the Happy Pill

I’ve had people ask me how I’ve felt emotionally since having L. Compared to how I felt with G, I feel really great! But, I also decided to start Zoloft as soon as I could after giving birth (which was 2 days postpartum). Am I constantly crying and feeling resentful like I did in those first … Read on…