Am I at Risk of Postpartum Depression?

Some people are more likely than other people to develop postpartum depression. But, even though having certain risk factors may make you more prone to developing PPD doesn’t mean that you will. And you may have PPD even if you have none of the risk factors. Prenatal Depression and Prenatal Anxiety Until I developed postpartumContinue reading “Am I at Risk of Postpartum Depression?”

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Trigger Warning: This post talks about miscarriage and infant loss. Both my children are rainbow babies. A rainbow baby is a child born after the loss of another child. They are called rainbows because they bring light back to your life and give you hope again. Being pregnant with a rainbow baby can be anContinue reading “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

Reacting

It’s so strange to me how different my reactions to situations have been since having my second baby. I have become angry when a cup has been put away with the handle facing the “wrong” way. It’s totally ridiculous. I’m aware of most of these reactions but they’re usually out of my control. My poorContinue reading “Reacting”

Exercising

Like sleep, exercise is one of those things that we know is good for our health. It’s been hammered into us for years and years. It can be a lot of fun or hard work. If you do just enough it feels great. If you push too hard it can be excruciating. I’ve been hearingContinue reading “Exercising”

Sleeping

Lying in the bed in the middle of the night knowing I have to sleep but not being able to. There’s nothing quite as frustrating as that. Everyone knows that sleep is very important for your health but it’s one of those things that you don’t really think about. Oh yeah, yeah, I have toContinue reading “Sleeping”

The First Step of My Journey

I never thought I’d get married. Then I did. I never thought I’d have children. Then I did. I never thought I’d get postpartum depression. Then I did. When I had my first child I found things relatively easy. For me it was easier than being pregnant. I was so happy to be able toContinue reading “The First Step of My Journey”