Katherine Stone will be the first person to tell you that most people don’t know enough about postpartum depression. In fact, she admits she didn’t know much about it either. That’s why, when it hit her after the birth of her first child nine years ago, she was completely caught off guard. She went from feeling “normal” before her pregnancy to feeling like a horrible “monster” afterward. She even admits to having thoughts about being so inadequate that she worried she may drown her son. More
Topic: postpartum depression
Before Alyson became a mother, there were much of what she calls “unresolved issues” with regard to her health and well-being. Having been sexually abused as a child, she had a history of suicidal tendencies and depression that she had never properly addressed with a professional. But after giving birth to her first child, Alyson found herself wading through not only suicidal thoughts but also thoughts of harming her child, otherwise known as postpartum depression.
She tells me that her symptoms began the very night following the birth of her son as well as the next day in the hospital. Toxic mantras rushed on quickly as she was weighed with an instantaneous regret for giving birth. More
Dear Gisele Bündchen: We appreciate that your life is hard. You’re married to Tom Brady. You got to take time off work to spend with your newborn. Oh, and you’re a supermodel. Gisele told Harper’s Bazaar that if it were … More
Sleep Deprivation to Cure Postpartum Depression: The New York Times reports that researchers find insomnia can lead to faster recovery from certain types of depression.