My early days of motherhood were filled with more challenges than I ever thought possible. One of the biggest has been a battle with post natal depression.
In the spring of 2011, I had the opportunity to write Tackling Taboo for Maternity Matters.
The feedback was amazing and it also reminded me how much I enjoy writing. There was so much more of my story that I wanted to share and there were also several issues I knew I needed to face in order to help my own recovery. I started this blog to chronicle my journey, as honestly and as openly as I could possibly manage. In time, I did get better, but the journey hasn't ended. There is still more I want to share and more healing for me to do. I don't write as often as I once did but I will continue to share my story. Motherhood can feel profoundly lonely but we are never alone.
Since starting my blog, I have discovered that not only am I not alone in this fight, I am not alone in wanting to share my story. The community of PPD/PND survivors that are now talking about this is incredible and it is growing. We will break the stigma. No mother should ever be afraid to ask for help. I am incredibly proud to be among those who are letting others in on our journeys to recovery.
Thank you for visiting and thanks for reading!