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It Wasn’t All Darkness: How a Strong Mama Coped with PPA After Her Loss

*disclaimer: this post may contain a trigger warning due to child loss.   When I think of a strong mama, I think of a fearless, determined, selfless, and brave women that has been through hell and back…but has the persistence to keep moving forward. I interviewed Megan– a mama I’ve come to know through the …

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The Truth About Postpartum Anxiety and How to Cope

            I’m going to be honest with you right now. My life dramatically changed after having babies. I know, huge shocker, right? But no, really. It did. In more ways than one. If you’ve read my story about my struggle with postpartum depression, then you know my struggle there; but …

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Amanda’s Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Story

Amanda’s story {previously featured on Legally Mommy}         I never wanted to be a Mother. I never fantasized about baby names, or nursery décor. I didn’t swoon over infants. In fact, I was terrified of them (and still am). I had grown up, an only child, in an alcoholic and abusive home. …

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Is it the Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

Hi there, new momma. You are probably totally over-whelmed at the moment….perhaps you’re reading this right now at 2AM to pass the time away while nursing your new bundle of joy. Or perhaps you’re awake crying because…well, hormones. I get that– because I’ve been there.     I even talk about it on Scary Mommy. …

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My Postpartum Depression Story: Published by Scary Mommy

In November, I had the pleasant experience of getting my first article published by Scary Mommy; the story that Scary Mommy wanted to feature was about my battle with postpartum depression–I want to share with you my postpartum depression story that was published by Scary Mommy. I knew how important it was to get my word …