The moment a woman gives birth and becomes a mother is truly an incredible, transformational experience.  There is nothing that compares.

But for many women bringing home their little bundle of joy isn’t so joyful. Physically recovering after labour and delivery, hormone changes, loss of identity, sleep deprivation, self-doubt, no sleep, breastfeeding like a dairy cow, no sleep, no sleep…oh, did I mention the sleep thing?

How do you cope when your new role as mother brings on a perfect storm of change that has you completely overwhelmed?

When everyone is gushing over your baby and reminding you to cherish every second, what does it mean when all you want to do is get in the car and drive as far away as possible?

It means you’re not alone.

One out of every six women experiences postpartum depression or anxiety. For some, symptoms begin in pregnancy. If you’re experiencing symptoms, this website is for you. Read personal stories from other mothers or share your own, check out the resources or connect with other moms through our Facebook group.

You don’t have to go through this alone. Let’s support each other, one mother to another.

13 thoughts on “Home

  1. You are the bravest mom ! Keep sharing your stories their are many more of us just like you out there that are afraid to share, they are scared to share & afraid to be judged & found out. I have found yoga has helped me deal with panic anxiety & depression insomnia. I found a good Dr. after going threw many Drs. He gave me some medicine that helps me & makes me feel balanced to be able to re-join the world & feel at peace with myself. Many thanks for sharing your great story.

  2. I just read your article about telling FB all the real struggles in life.
    It was exactly what I needed in this very moment.
    Thank you for sharing, and for making me realize I’m not alone.

  3. I just read your article about what you don’t tell on facebook and I feel like I could have written it word for word. I found comfort in it, knowing there is someone else out there that can identify with me– but it was also heart break, knowing that I don’t have a support system in real life that can relate or understand. Sadly I feel like the bulk of my surroundings feel no different than facebook, like they only want the perfect Sunny parts and I need to be “on” all the time. Thank you for opening up- and for being out there!

  4. Thank you for putting into words how I feel daily. All too often I find myself locked in the bathroom in tears while telling my toddler, “mommy just needs a time out.” Now that we’re two months away from our second child, my anxiety has reached new heights while my depression is lower than ever before. The hardest part is that my husband has to watch me cry while I can’t find the words to tell him what I’m feeling…

    • I’m so sorry to hear you’re going through such a tough time. Please know you are not alone. Talking about it is hard but it’s so important. I hope you feel comfortable enough to bring it up with your doctor.

  5. I just read your Dear Facebook. Thank you for that. A friend actually sent it to me after I opened up to her yesterday about what was going on. Thanks for sharing and for this site because I feel so alone.

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