Baby Blue/ Postpartum Depression
It takes you a while and you feel off and you don’t feel like yourself, but you know , women are so resilient, and thats the incredible thing about them. And i think you are all the stronger for it. I think you are a better mom because of it, because you never take that connection for granted.
Getting baby blue (postpartum depression) could be so devastating, thinking that the thing that you were looking forward to most in your life ended up being this very complicated, just really depressing situation where you loved your child with all of your heart and yet when you are in a room with him, you just wanted to disappear. You just feel like a big failure on every level!
Yes, no one ever explains to you that the greatest joy in your life can make you feel so sad and empty. You might be horrified to be alone with your child, the fear of causing harm to them, despair and a lack of what you are doing..
The scariest part in the world might be looking at your child and truly not feeling connected at all, feeling you could just walk out the room, and never really come back and they’d probably be better off. Yes maybe all you’ve ever wanted was children and since you were a child, you knew you wanted to be a mom. Then it happens and all of a sudden, this devastating emotion overtakes you.
You don’t know what was wrong with you and nobody had ever talked to you about the possibility of it. Just kind of numbness and a lack of interest and a lack of feeling yourself. I think it’s so important for women to know that it HAPPENS, its COMMON, and there’s NOTHING WRONG with them and they’re NOT a bad mother.
But Never Forget That…
Motherhood is a very rewarding title, but yet it can be daunting if you are not equipped emotionally to deal with it.
But what really helps to get through it is just getting out. Get out, do some research, seek help and support and also ladies, moms…realise that its a lot more common than you think. It doesn’t mean you’re weak if you have postpartum depression, you’re actually stronger once you identify it and get the help you need.