The year has gone by pretty fast, it has been an epic adventure, one of gorwth, possibilities, and days when I questioned whether there was really any significance in what I was doing as far as raising awareness on Postpartum depression was concerned. I decided to take some time off to reflect on the strides … More 2016 Highlights
The holiday season is here with us, and for most parents, this poses a challenge as far as parenting is concerned. As a Postpartum Depression (PPD) survivor and work-at-home mom, this presents a unique set of challenges. I have shared my story previously on how I struggled in the early days of motherhood here, how … More I have to remind myself it is not a relapse.
Every holiday season, it is easy for moms to feel overwhelmed with all the activities that characterize the festivities. It is harder for moms with Postpartum Depression (PPD) because the season seemingly brings with it more intense symptoms and easily acts as a trigger for many affected moms. Even for moms who have recovered, this … More Coping with Postpartum Depression during the holiday season
Postpartum Depression (PPD), like other mental conditions, is difficult to capture in words. Depression has been likened to a cloud hovering above one’s head 24/7, never lifting. It has been compared to a monster that is not afraid to grip the very life out of its victims until they are gasping for breath, then letting … More This is what it feels like to have Postpartum Depression
On 18th October I made my way to Family Media Studios for my first ever interview on Postpartum Depression (PPD) as a survivor. To say I was not a bundle of nerves would be to put it lightly. I was anxious, largely because, while my blog is public, there’s a degree of vulnerability that comes … More Family TV Interview on Postpartum Depression
I am more than enough, More than adequate, More than effective for this journey. Who am I not to do THAT? Not to go THERE? Not to dream BIG? I am more than enough, I have what it takes, I am sufficient, in His sufficiency. Photo Credits: Patricia Esteve
Growing up as a little girl, I envisioned the Cinderella wedding, complete with bows, pink and Prince Charming. Then the babies would follow, and it would be blissful, and we would grow old and live happily thereafter. Only, that this is not what unraveled. I remember vividly the moment I found out I was expecting. … More Postpartum Depression: My Story
Just one year ago I started this blog as a space to express myself, to share my experience and ultimately to help a mom who may be suffering from Postpartum Depression (PPD). In just one year, it has grown to be a great space, both for me and for the moms I get to interact … More Onwards
I remember seeing the two lines and spending the rest of the day in a haze, alternating between contagious excitement and intense anxiety, I remember thinking twice, no thrice, actually multiple times about my abilities as a mom-to-be, I remember getting through the craves and aversions, and always having an excuse that ‘baby does not … More I remember.
Postpartum Depression (PPD), for those who are not aware, is one of several perinatal mental illnesses that affect women after birth. To break it down, perinatal refers to conditions that occur during and after pregnancy. There are different disorders covered under this umbrella, and Postpartum Progress outlines that very clearly in this post. As a … More Struggling with Postpartum Depression? Here’s what you may want to avoid