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      Motherhood Unveiled: “This Isn’t What I Thought”

Over the course of ten long and beautiful months of pregnancy there is so much excitement; the dreams, the little outfits and baby showers. 1,491 more words

I Have No Right to Be Depressed 

There’s this feeling I can’t shake that I just have no right to be depressed. I finally got pregnant. My first pregnancy (despite complications) went to term. 806 more words

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Going Back To Work

In response to the fiasco with my disability leave, I was able to add all of my saved up vacation time to the end of my leave, and I was able to stay home for 10 weeks total. 735 more words

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Today is a Bad Day

So far, all of these entries have been written months after they initially happened. I have had time to reflect, and time to think about how to discuss what happened and how I felt. 942 more words

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Other People's Shit Doesn't Stop

This is the best advice that I have ever been given as a new mother.

After bringing baby home, I quickly fell into the trap of building a little bubble around him and myself, and blocking out the rest of the world. 787 more words

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Is it Everything You Dreamed it Would Be?

If you have ever asked this to a new mother and were not being sarcastic, fuck you.

What do you expect the answer to this question to be? 795 more words

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Everything Goes to Hell

Within the first few days of giving birth I had the typical “Baby Blues,” but being a veteran of depression and anxiety, I could feel that they were different than I was used to, and did not worry too much about them. 609 more words

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