• Michelle
  • Hampstead Town, Greater London, GB
  • 2 months 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?
  • E
  • 2 months ago

Nobody told me about postpartum depression, so I didn’t know the signs. I’m a bit scared for this second pregnancy, but at least this time around I have a therapist.

  • J
  • 9 months ago

Since having a second c sec I am feeling overwhelmed and highly emotional about everything. And My partner is lacking somewhat the emotional support I need because there is no one else I have around to talk about what I am going through. He understands that there are adjustments to be made for a short term period and that he’s doing what he can and he’s able to in holding down everything else like our 13 month old, cooking, cleaning etc and I am conscious I don’t want to add my emotional state of mind of top of that but I am struggling. I am finding my self crying all the time, still in pain because it’s only been a week since the section, I don’t feel bonded to my baby yet (I know I am physically but I am looking at him just like he’s a baby and rather than here is my son that I’ve prayed for)... I sound so unappreciative as ungrateful I know... but I am trying to work around it. I don’t know what to do 😞.

  • C
  • over 1 year ago

I got put in hospital on a mother and baby unit for postnatal psychosis xx

  • M
  • over 1 year 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
  • about 2 years 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.

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