I gave birth to my precious baby boy Bennett almost 2 months ago- July 22, 2015.
We have been absolutely overjoyed and very in love with him!
Lily has been an amazing big sister, (a little overbearing), but amazing.
Unfortunately, I have been struggling with postpartum depression. I’ve always had issues with anxiety and panic attacks, but depression is new for me.
People don’t understand and have asked me, “What do you have to be depressed about?”
haha…. right? I’m actually a fairly happy person and I have an amazing life! So why AM I depressed?
It’s a hormonal or chemical imbalance. Postpartum depression is more common than many people are aware.
There doesn’t have to be a specific reason for feeling this way. When a woman’s body is pregnant, she has a SURPLUS of hormones. Once the baby is born, the hormones come crashing down and this is why some women may experience the “baby blues”.
Does this mean I love my baby any less? NO
Does this mean I am crazy? Maybe… haha… NO
I’ve been going through counseling sessions to learn how to cope better with the feelings I’m having… and I can tell that it’s already helping. Exercise is recommended to help treat depression. Good thing I have some awesome workout programs at my fingertips!
I never understood how this was a REAL problem that so many women had. I didn’t think it would happen to me.
If you’ve had a baby, and you’re having feelings of depression, talk to someone! Your family and friends are there for you. Your doctor is there of you. I’m here for you too!
It’s all going to be ok. Asking for help is the first step.