Living with postpartum depression

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Living with postpartum depression

Posted on May 21, 2019 by admin

This post is personal but I believe so important to share.

I gave birth to my 5th child, a baby girl, August 10, 2017. She was born by scheduled C- section That morning. Soon after Norah was born I realized she was not like my other newborns. Norah was fussy and not easily soothed. There was no eat, sleep, poop happening. It was more of eat, cry, poop and repeat. We were discharged 2 days later and when I got home the reality of 5 kids hit me. We not only had a very fussy newborn but a toddler, pre teen and two teenagers to care for. I felt overwhelmed. The first couple of weeks were sleep deprived chaos. Norah was unhappy and so was I.

In the next couple of months I tried to establish a routine for…

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