From snowstorms to rainbows, depression to therapeutic writing, Michelle has seen many of the ups and downs of pregnancy and postpartum. She shares how she turned her lows into highs and came out the other side with a beautiful children's book to share with other families.
I had convinced myself this was my new normal. I never had any thoughts about harming myself or Mason, so it couldn’t possibly be postpartum depression (according to what I read online). I had never experienced depression before, these new feelings were just something I needed to get used to.
Bringing a new baby into the world is amazing, miraculous, and well, a little terrifying! The "baby blues” can be a common occurrence after childbirth, as many as 80% of new moms report various ranges of mood swings, weepiness, and feelings of overwhelm.