There are many intense emotions that come with the experience of having a new baby, though most new mothers don’t necessarily expect to experience depression. It is, however, an extremely common experience, ranging from low-level “baby blues” to more serious or persistent symptoms of insomnia, irritability, intense fatigue, mood swings, or difficulty bonding with your baby, to name a few. These can be terrifying to experience, leading to thoughts of being a horrible or unnatural mother. Postpartum depression can be usually be alleviated by prompt treatment.
If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.
An Honest and Revolutionary Guide to the Emotions Moms Feel But Seldom Talk About A few years ago, Dr. Claire Nicogossian began noticing a trend in her therapy room: Mothers are struggling with the challenging and unexpected emotions that surface during their journey through motherhood.
An easy-to-read survival guide for those struggling under the relentless weight of postpartum depression. Written by a mother who understands exactly how it feels to see yourself as the worst parent in the world.
An inclusive, non-judgmental, and empowering guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum life that puts mothers first, offering straightforward guidance on all the options and issues that matter most to them (and their partners) when preparing for a baby.
Lisa Abramson talks about postpartum depression and psychosis—and her own descent into psychosis. Lisa is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Mindfulness Based Achievement (MBA) who has dedicated her life to inspiring others to achieve success in an entirely new way.