*I am not a professional and everything stated is my own opinion and not to be taken as medical advice*
I’ve had three healthy pregnancies and deliveries.
There were never any complications with any of them (aside from the twins coming early, but that was expected).
Can a woman go crazy after giving birth?
The answer is yes.
Crazy as in mad and angry, in other words, postpartum rage.
As if it there weren’t enough postpartum symptoms to deal with.
I am a mad new mom – so if you want to hear stories of this sort you’re in the right place.
You are finally home with your bundle of joy! Hurrah! You did it, mama!
And now you just want to settle down and start enjoying your adorable new baby. It is an exciting time.
But, maybe things just don’t feel quite as you had expected.
I never thought I would be one of those women that got depressed ever, especially postpartum depression.
This is going to sound insensitive, ignorant, and terrible because it is, but I always looked at depression as a weakness of the mind and a lack of mental fortitude.
Basically, if you’re depressed, you’re just a big crybaby.
Cockily, I thought I was practically immune to depression because I’m “strong.”
Stretch marks happen to the best of us.
During your pregnancy, you followed every stretch mark prevention regimen known to man: you slathered on the creams, drank plenty of fluids, and even tried rubbing your bump down with coconut oil.
And yet your body is still covered with strawberry tiger stripes.
I learned firsthand that trying to stop breastfeeding cold turkey is NOT the way to go.
I repeat: NOT THE WAY TO GO.
It was the second most painful experience of my life.
Giving birth takes the top spot.
I exclusively pumped for both my girls until they were 3 months old.
Dear new dad,
New breastfeeding moms have the most overwhelming, demanding job in the WORLD.
Don’t ask me for my scholarly source on that fact.
Are you ready for your breastfeeding journey with your toddler to come to an end?
Starting a new not-breastfeeding-friendly medication?
Pregnant with your next baby?
Changing your work schedule?
Did you toddler bite you and now you are traumatized? (True story.)
Or are you just emotionally, mentally and physically DONE with breastfeeding?
What comes to mind when you think of the word ‘breastfeeding’?
Is it joy? Happiness? Excitement? If you answered yes to any of these, I’m going to suggest this article might not be for you.
The things that come to my mind when thinking about breastfeeding are: anxiety, pain, guilt… just to name a few.
Being a first-time mother has so many difficulties and stresses. But the difficulties of breastfeeding can arise even before your baby is born.
Breastfeeding doesn’t always work out for every new mom.
There are many things that could go wrong – lack of supply, inverted nipples, troubles latching, medical complications and the list goes on and on.
Some women choose not to breastfeed, and others simply cannot.