• Michelle
  • ENG, GB
  • 2 years ago

Maternal Mental Health stigma?☁️

Hey mamas. I’ve seen a lot of posts recently about mental health, depression and anxiety related to becoming a mama. Do you think more needs to be done to help new mothers talk about mental health? Should we be able to talk about it more openly? What was your experience?
  • A
  • San Antonio, United States
  • 4 months ago

I agree. The first few weeks were so tough on me and I felt so alone - I didn’t know that what I was feeling was actually very common. I began to think it was something wrong with me and I was just not cut out for being a mom. After about 6 weeks I think the hormones leveled out and I started feeling better. But I know a lot of people aren’t that lucky and ppd and ppa can last a year or more.

  • Jill
  • Fort Myers, United States
  • a year ago

Absolutely! Not enough people understand the mental stress that goes along with motherhood!

  • E
  • Fresno, United States
  • a year ago

It is IMPERATIVE we all find and outlet where we can talk about it - find me on IG @cbd_mazha - I talk about my journey with baby blues, PPD, anxiety and how CBD saved me from having these emotions take over. Everyone needs to talk about it - seek out a knowledgeable doctor, one that won’t just hand you anti anxiety meds and wave you away.

  • k
  • Davie, USA
  • a year ago

I have mental issues, they were around but not so noticable before children. After my first the depression, anxiety, and horrible self esteem was real. Took me until she was 2.5 years old to bump out of it and it all still lingers but daily we fight it off.

  • H
  • Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
  • a year ago

I struggle with mental health and I'd say more needs to be done for mums. I was so scared to reach out incase I got my son taken off me, when you struggle with anxiety the fear of that is so real. You think you're the worst person in the world and that you can't possibly raise a tiny human if you're struggling to just live yourself. I don't know how they could change that but I do think something could be done differently

  • A
  • San Antonio, United States
  • 4 months ago

I was the same. I was afraid to talk about the depression I was having bc it made me not really want to interact with my daughter. I thought people would judge more or worse I might get her taken away.

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