Real Life Postpartum Depression Stories

Real Life Postpartum Depression Stories

Real Life Postpartum Depression Stories from woman who have have suffered postpartum depression.

As a mum suffering with postpartum depression it can be difficult. At times you can feel very alone and like no-one understands what you are going through.

One of the best ways I found help, was to read other mums journeys through postpartum depression.

It helped me to know their are mums out there who have felt the same as me and that they recovered from postpartum depression.

For that reason Mummy It’s OK has collected Postpartum Depression Stories from woman who are or have been where you are now.

Read their postpartum depression blog posts below.

A Personal Story About Postpartum Depression

A Personal Story About Postpartum Depression This is a difficult subject to speak about because I am still in the middle of what I would consider onset postpartum depression. Let me begin by explaining the situation leading up to the birth of my child. Leading Up To The Birth My husband was working as an English teacher and was teaching…

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What Does Postpartum Depression Look Like In Mums?

What Does Postpartum Depression Look Like In Mums? I’ve suffered from depression for most of my life. It began when I was 17 and my parents got divorced. The happy family home I’d wanted shattered and I went off the rails at school. I was put on my first lot of antidepressants and would be forever marked as a ‘depressive’…

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How Prenatal Depression Made For An Unhappy Pregnancy

How Prenatal Depression Made For An Unhappy Pregnancy I wanted to have another baby. My first child was one of those “perfect” babies who slept all night and never cried. And while I joked that baby number two was going to be the “payback” baby, I had no idea what life had in store for me. We planned to try…

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Prenatal Anxiety – Who Knew This Is A Thing

Prenatal Anxiety – Who Knew This Is A Thing The Event That Would Lead To Prenatal Anxiety I was 21 when I had my first baby, and I really didn’t know what to expect. But what I really didn’t expect was a hugely traumatic birthing experience that would scar me for life. My daughter was born after a 36 hour labour,…

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When My Mind Betrayed Me – Postpartum Psychosis

When My Mind Betrayed Me – Postpartum Psychosis I have been writing through my recovery with postpartum psychosis (PPP) in 2015. I say ‘through’ because I am still suffering the effects of the illness, especially now I am pregnant with our second child. Although I have written about the psychosis in many ways and at different times, it is still…

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My Postpartum Depression Is The Devil In Me

My Postpartum Depression Is The Devil In Me Depression is a demon. But to me Postpartum Depression is the devil. It rips all emotion from you and leaves you with an empty vessel. The child you’ve wanted for years, the scenarios you’ve imagined and the emotions you expected to feel are gone. You don’t want to be near the child.…

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How Postpartum Depression Led Me To A Place Of Gratitude

How Postpartum Depression Led Me To A Place Of Gratitude My postpartum depression led me to a place of gratitude. One doesn’t often use the word gratitude in the same sentence as a mental illness such as postpartum depression. But that’s the place where surviving postpartum depression has led me to. I never thought something like this could happen to…

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