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, feeling the pressure to breastfeed but not being able to, 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.