Mothers should not have to suffer alone, yet so many women do because they are ashamed of speaking up due to the stigma that surrounds these disorders. [Related post: 9 Reasons Why Mothers Don’t Speak Up About Having Postpartum Depression]
It’s time to change that…
It has become my mission to collect and share the stories of women who have battled mental health disorders along their journey through motherhood.
Many of those women are talented mom bloggers who know how important it is to speak out, and I’ve shared their stories below as inspiration.
But so many of them are not and have no idea where or how to begin speaking out about their pain.
If you are interested in sharing your story about a postpartum mood disorder, I want to help. Please click here for more information.
Here you will find a constantly updated list of posts from other brave bloggers who have decided not to keep silent about their battle with postpartum depression and other mood disorders.
I hope these will inspire you to write your own story and know that you are not alone in this.
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** Furthermore, I am not a medical professional and nothing in this post should be taken as medical advice. I am simply a mother who has been there and lived to tell the tale.
You can access all of Running in Triangle’s postpartum depression posts HERE.
Anjana from Mommy Republic talks about how she suffered from postpartum depression despite having a supporting husband and plenty of help during her first few months postpartum.
Lauren from Lil’ Olive Tree shares a powerful story of how her faith helped her get through a dark time in her life.
Bailey from Simply Mom Bailey expresses a concern many other mothers have during their battle with postpartum depression – whether or not to start taking antidepressants.
Shawna from MishMash Mommy can relate to many other mothers out there who put off seeking help because they’re waiting for the baby blues to pass.
Alaina from Mom Eh! shares her story of battling postpartum anxiety, which is different than postpartum depression and gets even less awareness.
Jessica from Life of a Cherry Wife was like most women who assume postpartum depression will never happen to them. In this post, she offers words of support to women who feel completely overwhelmed by motherhood.
Lisa from Step Back and Breathe writes a lot about her struggle with postpartum depression, but this post is by far my favorite (especially the part where she gives her PPD a name and describes her as a “vicious skank” ). [Read more of her posts about maternal mental health here.]
Jen from Modest House, Extraordinary Home does a great job of explaining all the different ways postpartum depression affected her.
Aubree from A Mother’s Field Guide wrote this awesome post packed with information about postpartum depression, followed by her own journey. She, like many women, battled with depression prior to getting pregnant.
Taylah from The Tired Mumma Blog did not suffer from postpartum depression at all, but her postnatal (postpartum) anxiety caused an entirely different level of stress in her life.
Kristin from This Wife and Mommy Life put together this compilation of postpartum depression stories from women of all walks of life.
Erica Fraser from Mom Break shares her story in a video as well as a post and speaks about the pain that’s often hidden behind closed doors.
This list will be constantly updated, so be sure to check back often for more inspiring stories!
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To submit a new postpartum depression story, please click here: postpartum depression guest post submission