FROM CHRISTINE:

Why am I so sad? What is wrong with me? I don’t want to hold and kiss my baby… I must be loosing it! Why is everyone so happy? I must be really tired. Let me continue to post pictures online of my happy family so no one thinks anything is wrong with me… After already having three children, there is no way I could experience postpartum depression.

This was me not too long ago. I did not understand what was going on with me. I did not know that after already having three children, that I could experience the feelings that I felt. I was lost. I felt like I was alone. I did not know any other moms with the same feelings. Finally, at my breaking point, I called my doctor.

My doctor saved me. The conversation with my doctor was the best conversation that I had in a very long time. She let me know that I wasn’t alone. She told me that she has had many patients come to her with the exact same feelings.

But why isn’t anyone talking about this? Why are we moms afraid of letting the truth out about motherhood? Why do we feel pressured to be perfect and to raise perfect children?

Know that you are not alone!

Be aware of your body. Allow others to help you. Do not feel ashamed. Please.

It is time to let down the walls and support each other. Being a mom is not easy. Let us embrace this journey together.