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Help Your Post Natal Depression

We are all told, “live your life to the fullest”; I am here to do just that. Post Natal Depression serves as a vessel to project my passions, and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this crazy world. So, sit back, relax, and read on.

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Mothers cannot give from a depleted source. Every mother needs emotional, mental, physical and spiritual validation, nourishment and support.
When a mother is respected and well cared for, she, and her whole family, will benefit.

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My Story

Till today when I think about my sons 1st year after birth I feel that I have overcome one of the hardest times of my life. There is unspeakable happiness in those memories, but there is also the anguish of a secret darkness that I carried within my mind, never allowing anyone to share my burden.

6 years ago Post natal depression took away my chance to fully enjoy my infant son without continuous, persistent and unbearable worry. It wasn’t the kind of worry that all new moms experience when we bring home our tiny baby. It’s normal to have some anxious feelings when you realize that you have to help a little person do everything and that their future is in your hands but this was something else. Every day for several months, I dealt with intense anxiety that caused a physical fear response in my body. This fear sometimes kept me up the entire night to see if my baby breathing. It started on the 1st day he was born where I did not sleep at all in the hospital and went on for months.

My post natal depression affected me so badly, to a point where I was obsessive over my son. It was tremendously hard for me to let anyone including my husband do anything for him and although I did allow my mother to help me I used to sit and wonder the whole time that she had him if he was ok and constantly checked up on him. At 5 months when my son was diagnosed with allergies allergies and a tongue tie, I continuously blamed myself, imagining how I would ever be able to continue to live if he always has allergies that is so severe. I convinced myself it was my breast milk that caused all the problems and stopped at 6 months and it was all my fault for not picking up he had a tongue tie.

Very interesting. Many women need this information about PND and seek help. Because suffer from it and they are not aware that they are suffering from it.

N Gwala

Very interesting. Many women need this information about PND and seek help. Because suffer from it and they are not aware that they are suffering from it.

M Kniesel

This is a very interesting topic. Thanks for the info. It is good that we educate one another on these issues. Looking forward to learn more from this page.

V Motsepe

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