Postpartum Depression

Bonding & Not Bonding & how it’s all okay.

by heirtoblair on July 25, 2012

The topic for this month is bonding with a newborn. Oof. Y’all, I’m going to be honest & say that this topic is knocking me off my feet & leaving me rather speechless because I just don’t remember. I don’t remember because I was sick & I don’t remember because I didn’t do it, but [...]

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Digging to the root of it all.

by heirtoblair on October 27, 2011

When it comes to fight or flight, I usually like flight.  Namely the kind of flight where I crawl under covers & eat cake & disappear from the world. I don’t like to “deal.”  Or face uncomfortable truths.  I like to control & when I cannot hold power?  I crumble with the hope of being [...]

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From the National Institute of Mental Health: One in four women will experience severe depression at some point in life. Depression affects twice as many women as men, regardless of racial and ethnic background or income. Depression is the number one cause of disability in women. Only one fifth of women who suffer from depression [...]

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StrollerThon 2.0

by heirtoblair on October 1, 2011

Today was the Postpartum Education & Support, Inc. StrollerThon, raising money for awareness & celebrating victories.  Last year, my doctor wrapped her arms around me & I choked with love for my little boy & my life. This year, I met my friends in the brisk fall air with excitement & happiness.  We laughed & [...]

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Broken mess.

by heirtoblair on September 12, 2011

The water falls warm & I wonder if I am broken. I sit down on the tiles, leaning back against the cold sides, but I’m staring at the belly, so stretched & soft from child-bearing.  The child-bearing that led me to this place so many times, both physcially & emotionally, for the past three years.  [...]

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