Tag: maternal mental health awareness

We are Motherhood: On Baby Blues and PPD

We are Motherhood: On Baby Blues and PPD

Guest Post by Diana The thing I learned about PPD is that PPD can come in many forms and it can come months after baby is born. Even for the same person, symptoms can vary from pregnancy to pregnancy. It isn’t always easy to recognize […]

We are the Face of Motherhood: A Series on Postpartum Depression

We are the Face of Motherhood: A Series on Postpartum Depression

When you have finished this Introduction, please visit We are MOTHERHOOD to follow the rest of the series In honor of Maternal Mental Health Awareness month, we are kicking off a series on real women’s experiences with mental health and motherhood. Every week day in May, […]

We are Motherhood: Melanie’s Story

We are Motherhood: Melanie’s Story

Here comes another story from a beautiful mama I met on Instagram (if you’re struggling to find your mom community, look here, there are so many positive, wonderful women from all over the world, ready to have your back and support you in your struggles […]

We are Motherhood: Allison’s Story

We are Motherhood: Allison’s Story

by Allison I am a woman with OCD, a form of anxiety and depression. When I found out I was pregnant, I was excited but also nervous, knowing that I was at a higher risk for postpartum depression since I had depression already. My sister-in-law […]

We are Motherhood: Ashleigh’s Story: What I wish my Husband Knew

We are Motherhood: Ashleigh’s Story: What I wish my Husband Knew

The 6 things I wish my husband understood about my depression by Ashleigh  “Husbands: you are what hold your wife together. Be her duct tape.” My husband is one of those science guys. He loves to break things and make things run more efficiently. The […]

We are Motherhood: Stefani’s Story

We are Motherhood: Stefani’s Story

Today, my friend Stefani is sharing her story over on her blog, Crafty Christian. I’m inspired by her zeal for Jesus and her example for others of perseverance in the face of adversity. She struggles every day with a chronic condition but you won’t hear […]

We are Motherhood: Megan’s Story

We are Motherhood: Megan’s Story

“When a mother is battling postpartum depression you can help by letting them vent. Yes, it’s a lot of negativity. Yes, it gets old hearing the same complaints all the time, but they need to let it out somehow. They need to let it out […]

We are Motherhood: Karalynne’s Story

We are Motherhood: Karalynne’s Story

“Depression is a dark heavy burden. You feel like you are all alone. You feel like no one wants to help you, you have no friends, and no one can relate. You feel like life would be so much better without you. You feel like […]

We are Motherhood: Stefani R’s Story

We are Motherhood: Stefani R’s Story

Excerpt from Stefani’s story posted on www.mypostpartumlife.com: “My rock bottom hit me in the shower. The cold water trickling over me. Tears streaming down my face. Dreaming of an escape. Praying for a cure. Ashamed that I couldn’t get better. All at once, I seemed […]

I Am the Face of Postpartum Anxiety: Did you know? 

I Am the Face of Postpartum Anxiety: Did you know? 

A lot of my readers (by a lot I mean two but let’s not split hairs) know me or at least are connected with me through Facebook or Instagram. Did you know? Some of you have been with me through all four of my pregnancies […]