If you’re like me, and are pretty sure that you are dealing with postpartum depression, you likely frantically searched the internet with key words like postpartum depression, baby blues, sadness, cloudiness, crying, fear…the list goes on. In my search something that I discovered was that there are some excellent online support groups and some other brave ladies who shared their story. But I longed for someone to type out the words that described ME. I wanted to know that I wasn’t alone and that the nebulous world of post-baby wasn’t as dismal as I thought, or I wanted to know that it was – either way. I knew that I would like a venue to share my story too – in the hopes that other amazing, strong women would find it helpful.
Additionally, I have also found that each woman’s struggle with PPD or related mood disorders is different. Each woman may work through challenges differently. Some women are sad, some are anxious, some women feel resentful toward their baby or their partner. Your story is uniquely yours, but it’s probably true that others have felt and dealt with similar feelings.
You are amazing. You are strong. You are exactly what you are meant to be. Maybe my story isn’t what you’re looking for. But maybe it is and you may find some solidarity in your postpartum days.
If you are interested in contributing your story, I welcome guest posts. I am happy to post your story anonymously, if you’d like.
** I am not a trained counselor. This blog is a venue to share my own opinions and my story.
Before I became a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), I was a preschool teacher for seven years. During this time I developed a passion for outdoor learning and for enhancing communication through social play. I employ both of these passions in my work as an SLP, and I have a lot to share!
I have also worked with special needs populations and children, adolescents and adults with developmental and intellectual disability. I have developed much admiration for these populations in my work as a teacher, researcher and clinician.
I currently work in the area of Early Intervention. I love this age group dearly. I have lots of tips, tricks, activities and materials for increasing communication, introducing social play constructs, and enhancing both home and classroom learning. Check out this area for blog posts and free printables!
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