• Michelle
  • ENG, GB
  • 8 days 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?
  • M
  • FL, US
  • 8 days ago

I suffered from anxiety since before i got pregnant. I think its very important specially during the process of pregnancy to have someone you can talk to. Speak with a therapist, partner, parent, even a friend. If anyone here needs someone to talk to please feel free to reach out to me 💕

  • A
  • San Antonio, United States
  • 10 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
  • over 1 year ago

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

  • E
  • CA, US
  • over 1 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
  • over 1 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.

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