Tag: Postpartum Depression

Chrissy’s Story: Colic, Guilt and Postpartum Depression

Chrissy’s Story: Colic, Guilt and Postpartum Depression

[ 4 ] 2:27 pm |

My story starts before my little girl was born. Man, she was a character even in my belly. She was ALWAYS moving in there! And boy, did she give my ribs and bladder a work out; being so petite (she was born 6lbs 6ozs pretty much right on time) she had neverending room to play. […]

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Ann’s Story: Not What I Expected

Ann’s Story: Not What I Expected

[ 19 ] 2:58 pm |

My husband I decided we were open to the idea of having a child of our own after a trip to the Shedd Aquarium with our three year old niece. She had a wonderful time looking at the fish, waited patiently in every single line, and ate primly at the Aquarium’s cafeteria. Not even a […]

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Amber’s Story: Feelings of Failure with a High Need Baby

Amber’s Story: Feelings of Failure with a High Need Baby

[ 8 ] 11:03 am |

The last thing I ever expected in life was to have a high need baby. I already had 2 gorgeous girls who were unusually happy and content so when I became pregnant with our 3rd child, my little Zachary, I guess I just expected the same. Early on in my pregnancy, I could already tell […]

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Nadine’s Story: Accepting a High Need Baby

Nadine’s Story: Accepting a High Need Baby

[ 7 ] 12:06 pm |

When I found out I was pregnant again, we knew we had a challenging time ahead of us. About two thirds through my pregnancy, we moved from Germany back to the USA and it was not just a move. My husband is in the Air Force and had to attend a three week course en route to […]

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Shattering the Good Mom Myth

Shattering the Good Mom Myth

[ 2 ] 10:44 am |

Ever see this sign? Every time I see it, I have to resist the temptation to find a can of spray paint. According to that quote every time my floors are clean and my kids aren’t happy, I’m a bad mom. Hmmmm…. “Yes, you have to finish your broccoli.” “But that makes me unhappy!” “Well… […]

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Jeni’s Story: A Moment of Bliss

Jeni’s Story: A Moment of Bliss

[ 10 ] 5:47 am |

I had imagined the first few months of motherhood to be filled with blissful moments of effortless breastfeeding, a cooing, happy baby, and a sense of accomplishment and purpose. Motherhood turned out to be a lot more awkward, exasperating, and thankless than I ever could have imagined.

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Clarity, Nine Months Later

Clarity, Nine Months Later

[ 4 ] 7:08 am |

I’ve always been a people pleaser – the laid back peace making joker. The latter is more so in recent years but even so, it’s all related. So when it was time to go to my doctor 6 weeks after delivering my little one I kept it even keel. She asked me if I had […]

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Kristin’s Story: “My Son’s Colic and High Needs Contributed to My Postpartum Depression”

Kristin’s Story: “My Son’s Colic and High Needs Contributed to My Postpartum Depression”

[ 4 ] 10:00 am |

My seven-month-old son, C, looked at me and cried. He wanted me to interact with him constantly, and I just didn’t have the energy. I didn’t have much energy anymore. It seemed like my energy was being replaced with rage and hopelessness. He just kept crying. Please stop crying. I can’t. I just can’t. I’m […]

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Tami’s Story: Colic and Postpartum Depression

Tami’s Story: Colic and Postpartum Depression

[ 0 ] 3:23 pm |

When McKenna was born in January of 2003, I didn’t realize that my whole world was about to change. I was aware that having a baby changes your life; after all, I already had a 10 year old son. But from the time McKenna came out screaming at 3:19am that January morning, little did I […]

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Ashley’s Story: A Fussy Baby and Postpartum Depression

Ashley’s Story: A Fussy Baby and Postpartum Depression

[ 0 ] 12:19 pm |

Haylie was born in April 2009 and nothing about it was easy. I had gestational hypertension, so at 38 weeks they decided to induce me. 48 hours later, I wouldn’t dilate past 9cm and they decided a c-section was best. Not only did I have my heart set on a natural birth, but a nurse […]

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