Giving birth is the most beautiful miracle ever! Seeing and holding your baby for the first time is the heartwarming moment ever. You might even be in shock that you actually just birthed a human being… But once it finally sets in some mother endure one of the hardest silent battles ever… Postpartum Depression or Baby blues happens after childbirth and can be caused by a number of reasons, you have to adjust to caring for and learning about your new born. While dealing with your after birth body which you might not be comfortable about. You might feel scared or overwhelming with everything that has happened all in a matter if weeks. Everyone’s situation is different but, at the end of the day we are all humans with emotions and I feel like we often forget that.
Dealing with postpartum is like having this black cloud over you. You aren’t yourself, you might even have some resentment towards your child. You feel like the worst mother in the world and not even know why. You will feel sad and really low and want to reach out but not know how. When people ask ”how do you feel?” you’ll probably lie and say you’re ”fine” when in reality you can’t tell them that all you do is cry, you don’t feel pretty, you feel alone. You just feel stuck like you are crying for help but, no one cares.. it may even get to the point where you feel the need to self harm or may even want to harm your baby. If or when you feel this please, seek help! I promise you it will get better! Even right now I have my days where it tries to creep back but, I learned that it is a mental and emotional fight!! You have to surround you and your child with all the love you can find. Seek genuine encouragement to keep going. Use your child as your reason to keep going because you are what they need! Continue to pick yourself up and become THE BEST YOU THAT YOU CAN BE! Not only do you deserve it your child does too, you were picked to be a mom for a reason ❤️.
Ways to help people dealing with postpartum
◦Tell them you love love them more then often
◦ Let them know you are there with no judgement
◦ Remind them of their beauty
◦ Let them get some “me time”
◦ Compliment their mothering nature
◦ Help them get the help they need
◦ Check in on them
Being A mother is no easy task it is exhausting and rewarding at the same time . It has its ups and downs , smiles and frowns but , you do your absolute best .