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@yesyoucanmama

All moms have superpowers, but they’re not always good... ⠀ ⠀ About a month into Annie’s 3 month NICU stay, my husband sat me down, and told me he was worried about me.⠀ ⠀ Me: “I’m fine!”⠀ ⠀ Him: “No, you act fine. There’s a difference.”⠀ ⠀ Moms have some sort of superpower of being able to act like their whole world wasn’t turned upside down... to act like they weren’t spiraling on the inside. ⠀ ⠀ (Drop some 💜💜💜 in the comments if you know what I’m talking about!)⠀ ⠀ Mama, that superpower IS NOT a good one.⠀ ⠀ I was hiding PTSD, postpartum depression, and postpartum anxiety- on top of the emotional rollercoaster of having a baby in the NICU. ⠀ ⠀ When you experience traumatic birth or a child staying in the NICU- or both like I did... you have to find a “new normal”.⠀ ⠀ Sometimes this requires medication🙋🏼‍♀️, sometimes therapy. But even after treatment- something is still missing.⠀ ⠀ I did SO much research, reflection, and inner work around my NICU and traumatic birth experience to finally feel “okay” again.⠀ ⠀ And in all of that- I realized it was my passion to help other moms who went through what I went through to navigate their lives after trauma. Some may need help with relationships, other moms need inner work help... and some just need help finding their professional calling again.⠀ ⠀ My one-on-one coaching program is opening in November 2019!⠀ ⠀ If you are interested, DM me, or leave a comment below! #nicumom #nicu #traumaticbirth #yesyoucanmama #momstrong #momssupportingmoms #momminainteasy #lifeasmama #thatmomlife #mommymode #workathomemama #momguilt #nicuptsd #lifecoach #motherhoodthroughig #realmomlife #momsquad #mymotherhood #nicugrad #ptsdawareness #traumarecovery #postpartumjourney #postpartumanxiety #postpartumdepression #fightlikeapreemie #postpartumhealing #postpartumhealth #momcoach #relationshipcoaching #nicustrong

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@motherwellandco

Since I’ve Marie Kondo’d my drawers, I feel so good every time I open them. I’ve asked My husband all wide eyed and doe like if he’d like his that way too, but he didn’t seem as juiced as I me... 😂 And now I’m onto the closets. Because we’re packing. Because we’re moving! And where we’re moving to now is by far the nicest place we’ll have been in. In the many places we’ve been we’ve encountered mold, a year lease of intermittent cigarette/pot stench, cockroaches galor (five within a week where we are now. Not kidding. We’re not filthy people, we think they’re coming from some probably delightful (but very smelly) folks who have moved out around us) The dishwasher that nearly fell on my toddler. The colored tubs and countertops. The bathtub full of water that emptied in the bathroom. Of the neighbor below us 😳 All that Jazz. That’s not to say there hasn’t been beautiful things and life giving experiences in the many different containers that have housed us for the last several years. And. As per my word for this 2019. We truly are “Elevating. Ascending.” (Coincidentally also living on Ascension Court now) Our inner intentions are being made manifest in ways that we’ve consciously chosen, and I’m grateful. There is power in intention. Don’t let your current reality fool you, if it feels “less than.” Hold your vision. And feel good on the way there about what’s to come. Because, it will.

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@tatatopics

What is our obsession as moms to “get our body back”? How about embracing the fact that we never “lost” our body in the first place? . . Has it changed? Sure. But, the pressure to get “back” to somewhere needs to be released. . . Focus on getting rest, getting mentally healthy, learning how to care for yourself and your baby without focusing on the number on the scale. . . Your worth is NOT measured in pounds. ❤️ @postpartumtogether . . . #breastfeedinginpublic #breastfeedingmoms #breastfeedingmommies #IBCLC

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@mmhla2

#MomsNeedToKnow - a collaboration by @PoojaLakshminMD, @MotherhoodUnderstood, & @MommingWithTruth. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders - also known as PMADS - are the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth. The biggest risk factors for developing a PMAD are having a history of depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder, & psychosocial factors like conflict with partner, poor social support, and stressful life events (ie. moving, a new job, loss). A study looking at 6,000 women found that moms with minimal social support were 5 times more likely to experience postpartum depression (PPD). . . . While it’s not news to anyone that moms are sleep deprived, research suggests poor sleep is also a risk factor for depression & depression contributes to sleep issues. Women with PPD experience less effective sleep. Infants that don’t sleep well & maternal fatigue are associated with PPD. . . . Some tips to reduce risk: . 1. Make a plan for extra support. Sign up for a mom’s group, join a neighborhood list-serve, get plugged into online communities. . 2. Make a list of tangible tasks that folks can help you with after delivery, so that when friends ask how to help, you can easily delegate. . 3. Make a sleep plan. Doctors recommend the goal of 6 consecutive hours. This is crucial to reducing risk, especially for those with a history of bipolar disorder. . . . O'Hara MW, & Wisner KL. (2014). Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. II Huang CM, Carter PA, Guo JL. (2004). Journal of Nursing Research. II Dennis CL, Ross L. (2005). Birth. II Kim TH, Connolly JA, & Tamim H. (2014). BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.

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@aishaheals

You are given challenges but you are also given enough strength to handle them and enough wisdom to find solutions. So if you are having a tough day today, this is a message for you to never underestimate your inner strength⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔊 🔊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ COME JOIN ME FOR WEEKLY HEALING CIRCLE TOMORROW WED, 1 PM EST ⛓We do live healings and release Trapped Emotions setting you on the path to freedom and peace ☮️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🧡 Tag your friends in comments below and join us 🧡⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #aishaheals #girlwithamagnet #emotioncodepractitioner #spiritualawakening #chronicfatigue #cptsd #thirdeyeawakening #chronicillness #neckpain #heartache #emotioncode #trauma #emotionalabuse #emotionalhealth #chronicpain #higherawakening #awakening #betrayal #postpartumdepression #anxiety #fear #childhoodtrauma #energyhealer #anxietyattack #mentalillness #selftalk #anxietyrelief #emotionalhealing #thehigherself #heartwall

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@revivewellnessfl

The dreaded G word #momguilt To read more click the link in the bio. A little self disclosure I took the day off to go furniture shopping for the office and run some errands (pics coming soon!) I finished up earlier than anticipated and decided to catch up on Greys Anatomy. As I was watching this nagging feeling came back to rear its ugly head. That inner critic is berating me for taking time to myself for not going to pick up my daughter sooner since I wasn’t working anyway etc. I had to stop myself from going down the rabbit hole. Reminded my self time off and self care in good for me to recharge in order for me to be there for my family. I ended up watching the rest of the show, picked up the house a bit and then went to get her 15 min earlier that I normally would.

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@jilthepill

Thankful for these 3 simple steps to get me through my day. #3simplesteps #postpartumdepression #cleanenergy #weightmanagement #moodstabilizer

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@healthy.highriskpregnancy

FOOD // Most of us know generally how to eat healthy. We can even look at the last 72 hours of our life and find moments when we could have chosen healthier food options but didn't. 🍽 It's easy to blame ourselves for making bad choices but the reality is most diet advice is missing a critical element. We cannot make conscious choices about our food when we're actively in a trauma response. We even become disconnected from our taste sensations when we live with unresolved trauma. 🍽 There is no amount of dietary advice that we can hear that will keep us on track of our health goals if we don't address the unresolved trauma first. 🍽 But when we do, you will taste food again. I've seen it happen with clients and Healing Hearts members and it's amazing! You will know what your body needs. You will be able to say no to that extra glass of wine and say yes to that apple and feel really powerful in that choice. Because that's exactly what it becomes. A choice. Not your dietician's choice. Not your OBs choice. YOUR choice. 🍽 You're not weak. You're not incapable of giving up popcorn, soda, chips or candy or whatever you can't seem to stop eating. You're not broken. This is trauma. 🍽 This is one of the many facets of trauma we cover in Healing Hearts. If you're #TTC or are done growing your family after #infertility, #highriskpregnancy or #birthtrauma, join us in Healing Hearts! Doors open in 2 days. Link in profile @healthy.highriskpregnancy. 🍽 #thisistrauma #traumainformed #pregnancytrauma #fertilitytrauma #pretermdelivery #preemiemom #NICUmom #TTCafterloss #miscarriageawareness #traumaticloss #unspokenstories #postpartumanxiety #postpartumdepression #momsneedtoknow #somaticexperiencing #maternalfetalmedicine #newmomlife #micropreemiemom #marchofdimes #pretermcontractions #TTCcommunity #postpartumlife #nervoussystemregulation #mindbodymedicine #lifestylemedicine #sahmlife

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@situpsandsippycups

After seeing the clip of Meghan Markle giving a reality check to the world of how little we check in on moms I felt compelled to share my perspective on it. ⁣ ⁣ I think it’s time we start checking in with ALL parents more. Regardless of gender. Regardless of their financial situation. Regardless of how old their children are.⁣ ⁣ Because you know what? Lately I haven’t been ok. And in a world where we are inundated with messages of “this too shall pass” and “it’s just a phase” it almost seems taboo to not be ok as our children get older. And whether it’s the mom struggling with newborn feeds, the dad who can’t seem to cope with his teenage daughter’s mood swings, or the adoptive parents dealing with empty nest syndrome - every parent has their struggles and in some ways this gig doesn’t get any easier with time. ⁣ So today I ask you to check in on those around you! You never know what people are struggling with on the parenting front. Lately we’ve been getting very little sleep and dealing with many toddler meltdowns which really has taken a toll on my health, relationships and my coping mechanisms (hello emotional eating lol). I’m sure we will come out the other side soon but I’m here to say it’s ok not to be ok💁🏽‍♀️ . . . . . #momtruths #momlife #postpartumlife #parenting #mentalhealthawareness #postpartumanxiety #postpartumdepression

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@blackmther

Is it postnatal depression or am I just finding this really hard? What’s the difference? I’m drinking more than I’m proud to admit and I’m exhausting myself with thoughts. Will my body always look like this? We need a bigger house. Who am I? I should probably eat something. Is my baby getting enough stimulation? Where should I take my career? We need a cleaner. Am I doing this right? I need to get more exercise. Maybe meditation will help. Why won’t he stop crying? . . . #postnataldepression #postpartum #postpartumbody #postpartumdepression #mumbrain #blackmotherhood #mumssupportingmums #sleepregression #blackwomanhood #babyweaning #breastfeedinginpublic #mumbod #sleeptraining #mentalhealth #itsokaynottobeokay #motherhood

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@mrsbrittanyriley

Mamas! Let’s talk about #postpartumdepression for a minute & ONE simple way you can start to feel better TODAY! This is something I never wanted to admit I had when I became a first time mom. Postpartum depression does not always start right away either- also something I did not know. For me, I was so happy in those first few days. Moments. Weeks. As time went on, the invitations stopped coming in. The visits that did happen were always about the baby & not about me. That’s to be expected I guess, I mean babies are pretty damn cute. I became very lonely, very quickly. The few friends I did have weren’t moms & I just felt like I had nobody I could relate to. My doc was the one to tell me I was experiencing postpartum depression. I had a feeling that’s what it was, but I still didn’t want to admit it to anyone. My doc prescribed me Xanax, I filled the prescription & when I got home with it, I stared at it. I don’t remember for how long but I thought to myself, “Wow! One simple little pill & I’ll feel better!” After a while of staring at that bottle I realized I didn’t want to take a pill. I didn’t want to just numb my feelings away, I wanted them to GO AWAY & STAY AWAY! There had to be a better way than just walking around like a total mombie (mom-zombie). Talking further with my doc she recommended I make some new friends that were also moms. That sounded like a great idea but so many questions flooded in... How? How do I even leave the house with everything the baby needs? Where? Where do you even go to meet moms? When? When do you even meet up with babies being on different nap schedules? It was hard at first, but I did some digging. I found a mom group on Facebook & asked if anyone in my area wanted to meet up. From there it was trial & error finding mamas I clicked with. But it was 💯 worth it! I finally felt like I had a tribe there for me. I encourage you to find ONE local mama friend! Getting social is SO important for your mental health! #findyourtribe #getoutside #getsocial #momtribe #makemomfriends #conqueringmomlife #allthingsmomlife #endpostpartumdepression

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@conqueringmomlife

Mamas! Let’s talk about #postpartumdepression for a minute & ONE simple way you can start to feel better TODAY! This is something I never wanted to admit I had when I became a first time mom. Postpartum depression does not always start right away either- also something I did not know. For me, I was so happy in those first few days. Moments. Weeks. As time went on, the invitations stopped coming in. The visits that did happen were always about the baby & not about me. That’s to be expected I guess, I mean babies are pretty damn cute. I became very lonely, very quickly. The few friends I did have weren’t moms & I just felt like I had nobody I could relate to. My doc was the one to tell me I was experiencing postpartum depression. I had a feeling that’s what it was, but I still didn’t want to admit it to anyone. My doc prescribed me Xanax, I filled the prescription & when I got home with it, I stared at it. I don’t remember for how long but I thought to myself, “Wow! One simple little pill & I’ll feel better!” After a while of staring at that bottle I realized I didn’t want to take a pill. I didn’t want to just numb my feelings away, I wanted them to GO AWAY & STAY AWAY! There had to be a better way than just walking around like a total mombie (mom-zombie). Talking further with my doc she recommended I make some new friends that were also moms. That sounded like a great idea but so many questions flooded in... How? How do I even leave the house with everything the baby needs? Where? Where do you even go to meet moms? When? When do you even meet up with babies being on different nap schedules? It was hard at first, but I did some digging. I found a mom group on Facebook & asked if anyone in my area wanted to meet up. From there it was trial & error finding mamas I clicked with. But it was 💯 worth it! I finally felt like I had a tribe there for me. I encourage you to find ONE local mama friend! Getting social is SO important for your mental health! #findyourtribe #getoutside #getsocial #momtribe #makemomfriends #conqueringmomlife #allthingsmomlife #endpostpartumdepression

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@tayers.got.fit

• Living with depression is a mountain I can never seem to climb. It seems as if sometimes, I've almost made it to the top, but I slip & fall right back down to where I started. Everytime I start again, I'm transported to a new mountain. Over & over again in this continuous cycle of never-ending hiking. The mountain is full of the forbidden fruit, snakes telling me to induldge. With every twist & every turn they call to me, whispering, enticing, & challenging me to take a foot off the path. But there is also people there, I can't see them, I can't feel them, I can only hear them telling me to stay true. I hear how much they need me in their lives, how much they want me to make it to the top, saying all the things I need to stay on the righteous path. But the fruit looks so good & the snakes tempt me with bliss. I know they're right, I know that with one bite, the pain would forever end. They are there, hiding, whispering & hoping for me to finally say yes. But I keep trecking, fighting to be able to make it to the top of the mountain for once in my life. Fighting for the view of all the things that I've accomplished. Fighting for the people I cannot see, but I know are there. Fighting for my life because I know, deep down, the fruit is actually poison & the snakes want me to stay trapped. Living with depression is a mountain I can never seem to climb, but no matter how many times I start the hike over again, I will just continue to fight. • • • #livingwithdepression #diagnosedwithdepression #strongerthandepression #depressionstrong #postpartumdepression #postpartumdepressionawareness #lifeishardenough #familyiseverything #strugglingwithlife #strugglingwithdepression #strugglingwithweight #strugglingwithmyself #kindnessmatters #csectionrecovery #csectionmomma #hellpsyndromesurvivor #preeclampsiaawareness #preeclampsiasurvivor

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@preggo.leggings

One of the things that we cannot prepare ourselves for when we become a mother is dealing with postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression. We tend to deny that there’s something more to what we’re feeling because as mothers, we expect so much from ourselves and we think that maybe we can deal with it later on because right now, our priority is our baby. 😔 . In this week's blog post, we talk about postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety: what are the telltale signs and why it's important to seek help.⏩ http://bit.ly/PLpostpartumAD or check our latest IG story and swipe up. . 📸: this brave momma @happilyeverelton shared the reality of having postpartum depression and anxiety. . "Some are trying to overcome their postpartum depression and anxiety like myself. Some are receiving therapy and help. And I applaud all of you for showing up. For being here. Even if your biggest goal was getting out of bed, or brushing your hair or getting yourself dressed for the day. We are all warriors. We are allowed to have bad days. We are allowed to cry. Please remember that. You aren’t alone. 💗" . Thank you, Kiera, for this powerful reminder.🤗

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@lovemattersindia

Har saat mein se ek nayi maa PREGNANCY ke baad wale depression ya POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION ka shikar ho jaati hai. Iska ek hi upaay yah hai ki naye bachche ke saath-saath nayi maa ko dher saara pyaar diya jaye #Woctober #PostPartumDepression #WomenHealth #LoveMattersIndia

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@katiemoorewellness

The real reason I’m quitting. ⁣ ⁣ Exactly two years ago, I was over 200 pounds, in the trenches of postpartum depression, drinking way too much, binge eating, and suicidal. ⁣ ⁣ Yes, it makes me uncomfortable to say it aloud too, but THAT WAS WHO I WAS. I cannot run from my past, but I serve a God of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 100th chances and HE knew my heart. He brought me my coach who I didn’t know, but watched her as she changed her life which brought me hope. HOPE- that’s all I needed. ⁣ ⁣ I joined an accountability group, I stopped drinking, I started moving and fueling my body, I became a part of a healthy community, I began reading personal development, and it didn’t change my life- it saved it. ⁣ ⁣ So, I quit....⁣ ⁣ 💫I quit caring what people think because if I don’t inspire you, unfollow me. ⁣ I have helped hundreds of women change their lives and I’m okay with some critics. ⁣ ⁣ 💫I quit pretending this is just a hobby- this is my purpose and I’m not going anywhere. ⁣ You don’t have to understand it- I have a team who does. ⁣ ⁣ But how can I speak with such conviction? Because I’m not here to sell you anything. I will continue to share because there is a woman out there that needs this message!⁣ ⁣ I have a group starting up November 4- exactly the week that I began my first group two years ago. I didn’t know if I would succeed. I definitely never thought I would build this business. I never in my wildest dreams believed I could begin a ripple effect that has continued to grow. ⁣ ⁣ I’m here ready to serve, but you first have to say yes. ⁣

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@notsafeformomgroup

{image via @pheonix.wild , words by @alanis } ~ “ . . . so maybe there IS a method to all this “madness”. and maybe it isn’t madness at all. maybe it is perfect. maybe it is poetry. even as our culture wants to see us “bounce back” and “go back to normal” — ie: high functioning, high cognition, high giving, high yield… within days of giving birth (a birth that for so many was potentially traumatic and requires gentle and slow healing.. and again… more loving hands around)— we are still subject to these perfect effects of post partum. and so we should be. a culture that would want us to bypass all this, ignore these normal and intended “symptoms” of post partum… is a society that might entirely be missing the point of what us moms and women are DOiNG once our babies come out. and how it is all meant to be this way. and our resisting of it— my resisting of it— is the only cause of true suffering.” — @alanis (excerpted from her website). ~ Parts One and Two of Alanis Morisette’s essays’ about her decade-long struggle with postpartum depression (PPD) are linked in her profile, and mine. Her near stream of consciousness writing makes for a type of intimate take you don’t normally get from someone in the spotlight — but what I love most is the new and surprising ways she uses language to paint a vivid, visceral experience for the reader. Who else but the writer of an album titled, “Jagged Little Pill” would describe PPD as “a sneaky monkey with a machete” ?

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@mom_rising

Yesterday was shit in so many ways. So today I take back control and so far it’s been awesome! 😈 I got in some recording time 🎙to finish up part 2 in my mom guilt series which launches this Thursday! Have you subscribed yet? Be the first to be notified when the episode drops! You’ll be the first to hear my truth bombs 💣 !!

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@mommagouzfit

Seasonal Depression Back Off!! I totally forgot how long it takes to get back to feeling yourself again after giving birth. 51/2 months postpartum, my strength and endurance are returning, and my body is somewhat taking the shape of what it looked like before Violet came into this world. I'm seeing physical changes and have had great success with fat loss and making better choices. However, as the weather starts to become chilly and it becomes dark earlier I can feel a total negative shift in my mindset. Seasonal depression sets in around this time each year and it's hard to get out of my own way sometimes. My anxiety is magnified and I’m constantly overwhelmed by the everyday hustle and bustle. Over the past 4 years of really taking time to work out and work on me, I've learned that when I feel my best my mind is a little more clear and my body is not so anxious. All the negative thoughts melt away and are not so unhealthy anymore. Exercise and Healthyish nutrition have played a huge part in my physical transformation, but the biggest shift I wasn't expecting occurred in my mindset. Yes I still get anxious (in fact I’m anxious writing this right now😂) yes depression still sets in especially after the holidays, but Through health and wellness I’ve become more in tune to what my body needs and what it is telling me. #seasonaldepression #anxiety #anxietyrelief #tomanyemotions #emotionoverload #feelings #feelingsad #mindset #positive #shift #journeyon #goaway #momanxiety #anxietyisreal #anxious #lotsoffeelings #exercise #tired #postpartumdepression #postpartum #postpartumbody #postbabybody #riseup #intune #healthy #negativethoughts #takecare #blackandwhite #misfit #blackleggings ​ ​

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@momgevity

If you saw our post on #meghanmarkle you know how hard it is to be a new mom...especially when you are in the public eye. I wrote #losethatbabyfat to help Moms realize it takes a good year to start feeling & looking like yourself again 💯. And when you have a baby, people quickly push you aside to run to the newborn ... not a bad thing but it can be isolating (watch @momgevity interview with #meghanmarkle). The message Moms is to take care of yourself first so you can take care of the rest of the family. I am proud of this book because it addresses all of those issues along with testimonials from other moms on #postpartumblues and the pressure of feeling like you have to be everything to everybody. #MeghanMarkle we feel you 💯❤️ . . #momgevity #sussexroyal #wme #momcation #womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #newborn #mentalhealthawareness #finerself #postpartumdepression #babyblues #mevans #latimes # #califinalife #califina #london

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@lareinechabut

If you saw my post on #meghanmarkle @momgevity you know how hard it is to be a new mom...especially when you are in the public eye. I wrote #losethatbabyfat to help Moms realize it takes a good year to start feeling & looking like yourself again 💯. And when you have a baby, people quickly push you aside to run to the newborn ... not a bad thing but it can be isolating (watch @momgevity interview with #meghanmarkle). The message Moms is to take care of yourself first so you can take care of the rest of the family. I am proud of this book because it addresses all of those issues along with testimonials from other moms on #postpartumblues and the pressure of feeling like you have to be everything to everybody. #MeghanMarkle we feel you 💯❤️ . . #momgevity #sussexroyal #wme #momcation #womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #newborn #mentalhealthawareness #finerself #postpartumdepression #babyblues #mevans #latimes # #califina

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@mylkdeliveryservice_

It doesn’t matter how old or young you are, how rich or poor ....postpartum difficulties affects EVERYONE. Get the support you need and deserve. DM me #meganmarkle #strongwomen #postpartum #postpartumdepression #postpartumcare #babyblues #realmoms #postpartumdoula #postpartumservices

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@krenne

No one is going to show up for you. No one is going to put in the work for you.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ YOU have to WANT this. You have to focus in on your why and then don’t let anything stand in the way, including yourself!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Girl, it’s going to be hard, but oh so worth it. Do this 100%, unapologetically, for YOU 🙏🏼

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@mombience

"Any woman when they're, especially when they're pregnant, you're really vulnerable," she said. "And so that was made really challenging. And then when you have a newborn, it's a lot." - Dont Ever Feel Alone ! All women go through it and it's okay. Let's just do better and check on all of our moms. - When you are feeling vulnerable use our journaling section of the wellness planner to WRITE IT OUT!

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@lunaandlavenderconsulting

Another great addition to the benefits of infant massage is the fact that you can not only modify it for your other children, but you can teach your children to do some of the strokes on their sibling! AND your spouse will loooove when you can massage them too! The benefits keep coming!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infantmassage #backmassage #handmassage #footmassage #sinusmassage #legmassage #gasmassage #gasandcolic #colic #gas #gasandcolicmassage #postpartum #forthtrimester #thirdtrimester #secondtrimester #firsttrimester #postpartumdepression #newmom #newdad #newparent #infant #newborn #baby #perfectbaby #momwin

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@daniellejaiwatson

📚Ebooks now available for purchase on amazon! ⠀⠀ Hello,Hello: The Inspirational Guide to Pregnancy, Delivery, & Postpartum ⠀⠀ Visit || www.HelloHelloMom.org || to learn more, share with other mamas, and order your copy(s)📚 ⠀⠀ #pregnancy #delivery #postpartum #newborn #honestmom #momblogger #honestmomconfessions #thisismotherhood #stopdropandmom #honestmotherhood #ig_motherhood #inbeautyandchaos #justmomlife #motherhoodsimplified #bookaddict #booklover #booksofig #prettybooks #goodreads #momtobe #postpartumdepression #newmom #2under2 #amazon #essence

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@thecounselingcollectivefw

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a relatively common problem, affecting between 10-15% of women after delivery. In addition to affecting maternal mental health during a critical time in a woman’s life, there are a number of downstream effects associated with undiagnosed or untreated PPD such as impaired bonding with the baby, shorter duration of breastfeeding, and marital difficulties. Being that such a significant percentage of new moms struggle with symptoms of PPD, it is can be wise to begin implementing interventions prior to the birth of your baby that can help reduce your risk of experiencing PPD.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check our today's blog post (link in bio) for more information about a variety of counseling interventions that have been proved to reduce women's risk of experiencing postpartum depression.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #realmotherhood #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #womenhelpingwomen #thecounselingcollectivefw #fortworthcounselors #maternalmentalhealth #momlife #ittakesavillage #speakthesecret #thisispostpartum #hellomytribe #4thtrimester #postpartummentalhealth #connectingmoms #honestmotherhood #pregnancytrauma #birthtrauma #babyloss #infantloss #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodrising #thehappynow #ohheymama #takeheartmydear #specialneedsmoms #specialneedsparenting #maternalmentalhealth #mywishformoms

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@no_more_victims_of_abuse1986

When children are born in the hospital, they go though a serious of test, some of them include a procedure to check for illegal drugs in their system, and if they find that the mother have used drugs, they immediately remove the child from the mothers custody, so why not make it mandatory for the mother to also be mentally evaluated ? Some people aren’t mentally stable enough to handle the pressure, or stress, a child will bring so the child winds up suffering. #law #changes #mentalhealthawareness #mental #mentalhealth #hospital #children #parenting #parents #viral #explorepage #dailyquotes #quotes #quotesaboutlife #men #women #postpartumdepression #birth #nomorevictimsofpitbulls #childabuse #neglect #cps #child #newborn #mom #newmom #drugs

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@chelseyann__

“Broken crayons still color.” ❤️⁣ ⁣ It’s okay to not be okay, it’s okay to need a break, it’s okay to give yourself some “ME” time! 🥰⁣ ⁣ No matter how many times you’ve fallen or hit rock bottom - you aren’t alone and you won’t be there forever 💗 ⁣ ⁣ Stand up, keep showing up everyday, and know that you are worth it! 🙌🏽 _______________________________________________________ #mentalhealthwarrior #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #postpartumhealth #postpartumjourney #momlife #piphanyrockefeller #piphanybradbury #womenempowerment #positivevibes #positivemom #positivepost #womensupportingwomen #womenempowerwomen #youareenough #smallbusinessowner #everydayfashion #momfashion #plussizefashion #fashionforeveryone

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@andrea.e.gibson

Many of you know I was diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety back in May. My doctor prescribed me 50mg of Zoloft. Now, I’m not a huge fan of medication so I wasn’t thrilled about this but was willing to try it for my children’s sake. I’d wake up, go straight to my medicine cabinet and pop a pill, then went on my day. I would have like 3-4 good days in a row and think “I don’t need these meds anymore.” Then the next day it’d hit me like a ton of bricks so I’d start the medicine again. This went on for about a month or so. Talk about an emotional roller coaster! One thing that didn’t change was my diet. Did I know that what I put in my body would effect my mood? No. Was I eating a good healthy diet? Absolutely not! I was living off processed, artificial sugary foods! Junk, junk, junk! Yeah I’d eat chicken for dinner but it’d be covered in tons of oil, cheese, sauces. What would I drink, you ask? Sweet tea or Cherry Coke! I craved those two and chocolate every.day! I’m on week 3 of eating clean, whole, organic foods with mixing in Arbonne’s 30 DHL kit. Is my depression gone? No. Is my depression more “manageable?” Yes! I have less days of wanting to just stay in bed. Less days of just crying and less days of wanting to be alone. I have found myself to be happier and enjoy my times with my kids (yes, I at times hated it, that’s ppd) Oh, not to mention I sleep SO much better! I wake up at 5am and I’m ready to go buuut I stay in bed because I’m so cozy, lol. I’m not saying Arbonne or eating a clean, whole foods cures anything. I am saying whatever you put in your body, is what you’re going to get out. Garbage in, garbage out. 🥦 . . . #postpartumdepression #cleaneating #mentalillness #motherhood #mentalhealth #healthydiet #arbonne #30DHL #mood #moodswings #emotions #garbageingarbageout

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@ashley.liane.ramsey

I used to hear the word 'workout' and instantly translate it to TORTURE🤷 . Like what lunatic would do that shit for fun? . Guess what I've learned?? ... Wait for it.... . Working out isn't torture ..GASP! . °I workout to fight depression. °I workout to feel strong. °I workout to keep my sanity. °I workout to have more energy. °I workout to be healthier. °I workout for ME! °I workout because my body deserves and craves it. . It's not about losing weight or being a certain size, its about loving your body and when you do that everything else falls into place! I know..crazy right?! . I hear all the time..you're gunna get too buff..or too skinny or too this or that if you keep working out like that🤦 . But when I spent my days self loathing and drowning it out with alcohol and food there was no comments...nothing.. 😭 . So why when people start doing things to improve their body, mind and soul..all the critics roll out?🤷 . People are always gunna find something to hate on...like always...but guess what else I've learned on my wellness journey?? . Who the fuck cares what they say or think?! Do what you need to do to be as happy and healthy as possible and remember to wave to the haters on the sidelines❤ . . .

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@poojalakshminmd

#MomsNeedToKnow - a collaboration by @PoojaLakshminMD, @MotherhoodUnderstood, & @MommingWithTruth. Going through infertility & its treatment is a long, hard path. In fact, infertility & the treatment process can be triggers for both anxiety and depression. Women with pre-existing mental health conditions may see symptoms worsen during this time. The rollercoaster of emotions that come with each cycle can be difficult to manage. Prolonged fertility treatment is associated with increased rates of anxiety and depression. . . . But what happens after a successful pregnancy? Many patients assume that once their wish comes true, and they take home a healthy baby, everything will be fixed & life will be blissful. But, there’s research that shows mental health symptoms may persist during pregnancy & after delivery. Women who suffer miscarriage experience higher levels of anxiety and depression with subsequent pregnancies, especially early on. . . . So, it’s important to keep in mind that those who are having trouble trying to conceive are in a vulnerable group and will remain at high risk even after giving birth. One study found that 25% of women going through IVF went on to develop PPD. The frequency of IVF treatment & perceived stress of the process were associated with the depression. Social support & family functioning were both protective factors. . . . Monti, F et al. (2008). Fertil Steril. II Gong, X., Hao, J., Tao, F., et al. (2013). European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. II Lee, Shu‐Hsin, Lin‐Chuan L, Pi‐Chao K, et al. (2011). Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. . . . The information provided here is not medical advice. It is provided for education only. Do not delay seeking treatment because of something you read here. If you need help finding a perinatal mental health specialist in your area, check out the Postpartum Support International HelpLine: 1-800-944-4773, or their website www.postpartum.net for local resources. If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself, someone else, or in a clinical emergency, you should go to the ER or call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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@mommyreboot

Mamas, I have an incredible event to share that I'm thrilled to be part of! In this online Postpartum Hope Summit, with Danielle Kottis, founder of the @theunfamiliarmom has gathered a group of experts to teach moms a wide range of healing techniques to bring relief from anxiety, trauma, and everyday stress. Click the link to join us! ⠀ https://buff.ly/2o1ZAzl⠀ 💛⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #theunfamiliarmom #postpartumhope #postpartumcoach #postpartumsupport #mommyreboot #mywishformoms #momssupportingmoms #perinatalmentalhealth #newmomsupport #4thtrimester #postpartumdepressionsurvivor #newmomtips #momstruggles #momtruths #anxiousmommy #newmumtips #momsupport #motherhoodunderstood #motherhooduncensored #motherhoodsupport #surprisedbymotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #postpartumdiaries #strongmoms #newmomlife #newmommylife

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@april.duranceau

Did you know post partum depression can happen at any time within 2 years after giving birth? I didn't. If you are a new mom or even a mom of a 2 year old this is a great podcast to listen to. I cant tell you how much this touched me. How alone I have felt in my journey with post partum depression and anxiety. How I constantly push myself away from the people I love being in my mind I hear that I am not good for anyone. Or I'm annoying everyone I talk to. It's crazy how I have just recently started trying to find ways to help myself feel like me again. #PPD #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #gabbybernstein #theschoolofgreatness #podcast #selfhealingjourney

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@elizabethdomack

Getting the support you need in a partner is necessary for maternal mental health postpartum. #postpartum #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #maternalmentalhealth #motherhood

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@binababy515

Today was booty day for me. Every time I put these bands on my kids wanna put them onto and join me and I just think it is the most precious thing ever so most of today’s workout took place in my kids play room but sometimes it doesn’t matter the location of your work out as long as you get it in. My 80 day challenge starts November 4 and if you’re looking for an entire full body transformation with a nutrition plan that you won’t feel hungry on then this is definitely for you as you can see you can do it pretty much anywhere like your kids playroom LOL. Don’t let the holidays stop you from reaching your goals start here with me and let’s kill this program together 80 days full nutrition plan. Are you ready? #stayathomemom #boymom #postpartumdepression #fitmom #makeithappen #bodypositive #strongwoman #ibelieveinyou #fallintofitness

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@akwolff42

An awesome Facebook group I am a part of is currently doing its Halloween Challenges. . We are doing a Fears Challenge. I used Floods as my inspiration. We also have a kids costume challenge. . The group is called Pain vs Beauty Family. . . We chat about mental health and well being and have some fun along the way. 💜💜Please come find us on Facebook. 💜💜 . . #painvsbeauty #painvsbeautyfamily #halloweenmakeup #halloweenchallenge #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthwarrior #depression #anxiety #bipolar #bpd #ptsd #postpartumdepression

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@momlifestreets

LONG LILY POST but I had to share - my baby made me cry happy tears this morning. For the month of October our Bishop asked us to anoint ourselves with oil and recite, "The blood of Jesus has set my mind free. I have the mind of Christ." This morning, as Lily and I were leaving the house, we had a tense moment. She wanted to play in the car, and I wanted her to sit in her carseat. After I let her play a while, I sternly told her to sit down. We mainly rode quiet to day care. I shared why I needed her sit safely in her seat and that I loved her. Lily looked at me, touched her forehead and said "the blood of Jesus." Immediately, I exploded into tears. Which turned into Lily consoling me and telling me, "Mommy its okay." God is so sweet he knew we needed that moment. Beyond the moment, there have been times where I've had to chase Lily around the house to anoint her head. Times where she tried to wipe it off. Times where she yelled she didn't want the oil. She's two LOL. Yet and still, Lily reminded me that's like a lot of our journey's. Fighting to go our own way, but planting the seed in our children's heart is never in vain. And practically children will do what they see us do. As long as the seed of Christ is planted in our heart, we'll always find our way back Him! Practically our children I'm so grateful!

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@totumwomen

Of all the women who suffer from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, 1/3 will show signs DURING pregnancy, and a quarter will have symptoms prior to pregnancy. Totum is proud to support #MomsNeedToKnow - a collaboration by @PoojaLakshminMD, @MotherhoodUnderstood, & @MommingWithTruth. It might be hard to believe, but mental health issues are the most common complication of pregnancy & childbirth. 20% of mothers will experience anxiety or depression during pregnancy or in the first year after pregnancy. Of all women who suffer mental health issues during this time period, roughly 30% will have pre-existing conditions prior to pregnancy, about 30% will develop symptoms in pregnancy, and another 30% will develop symptoms in the first four weeks postpartum. Women who have a history of anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder prior to pregnancy are among the highest risk for developing a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder during pregnancy or postpartum. The risk increases if a woman goes off her psychiatric medication during pregnancy. One study found that 43% of women with prior Major Depressive Disorder relapsed during pregnancy. When women went off their medication, the rates of relapse were higher. The decision to stay on or go off psychiatric medication during pregnancy is a tough one. A history of anxiety or depression puts a woman at HIGHER RISK for having mental health problems during pregnancy and postpartum. Decisions about medication should always be made under the care of a medical provider. Women whose doctors advise going off medication should consider adding additional support like extra psychotherapy, more help at home, and action plans for sleep. Wisner KL, Sit DK, McShea MC. et al. (2013). JAMA psychiatry. II Cohen LS, et al. (2006). JAMA. II Molenaar, Nina M., et al. (2019). PloS one.

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@kristenlpopetv

LONG LILY POST, but I had to share — my baby made me cry happy tears this morning. For the month of October our Bishop asked us to anoint ourselves with oil and recite, "The blood of Jesus has set my mind free. I have the mind of Christ." This morning, as Lily and I were leaving the house, we had a tense moment. She wanted to play in the car, and I wanted her to sit in her carseat. After I let her play a while, I sternly told her to sit down. We mainly rode quiet to day care. I shared why I needed her sit safely in her seat and that I loved her. Lily looked at me, touched her forehead and said "the blood of Jesus." Immediately, I exploded into tears. Which turned into Lily consoling me and telling me, "Mommy its okay." God is so sweet he knew we needed that moment. Beyond the moment, there have been times where I've had to chase Lily around the house to anoint her head. Times where she tried to wipe it off. Times where she yelled she didn't want the oil. She's two LOL. Yet and still, Lily reminded me that's like a lot of our journey's. Fighting to go our own way, but planting the seed in our children's heart is never in vain. As long as the seed of Christ is planted in our heart, we'll always find our way back Him! I'm so grateful!

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@armonia.mama

Thank you Megan Markle to keep it real and being so vulnerable and open to share the struggles of being a new mom, no matter your social status. Postpartum is HARD, especially what we call The Fourth Trimester (First 3 postpartum months) where we have a fragile newborn to keep alive between sleepless night, breastfeeding issues, a storm of hormones and a new unknown mama body to deal with. It’s hard and we don’t talk about it enough. Talking about it is not meant to scare new moms to be but to let them know that IT IS OK NOT TO BE OK. if you go and visit a newborn, ask the mom how she is doing. Babies are very cute, precious and attention grabbers 😍😍 but let’s not forget the mama and the physical and mental struggles she might be going through in silence behind the scenes. * * * #postpartum #thefourthtrimester #postpartumstruggles #mentalhealth #postpartumdepression #newmom #meganmarkle #realtalk #momlife #dontforgetthemom #miamimoms #brickellmoms #itsoktonotbeok

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@harp_and_crow

I thought I’d use #GoodtypeTuesday this week to bring more a little more awareness to Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Anxiety. I could talk about PPD and PPA for hours (dm me if you really want to! I drink a lot of coffee! I’m ready!) but to say I was blindsided by a PPA diagnose an entire YEAR after birthing my first dragon would be an understatement. I was *ready* to look for the signs of PPD but I was absolutely clueless to the anxiety part. NO ONE TOLD ME IT EVEN EXISTED. And 10% of women will experience it! So I am here to tell you that you can have both PPD and PPA simultaneously and it sucks. But it gets better! So, mamas, you’re doing amazing! Tell your friends they’re doing amazing! Tell your own mom that she did amazing! This parenting work is not for the faint of heart 🧡 • • #goodtypeartforgood @goodtype #goodtype #typographyinspired #50words #artforgood #postpartummentalhealth #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #ppd #ppa #parentinglife #momlife

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@beth_ann_paesl

Would you believe me if I told you this picture was taken on possibly the worst day of my life? That as I smile holding onto two of my precious beautiful children, I was fighting an excruciating internal battle?! One that I wasn’t even fully aware of?! It’s been quite a journey since this day last December. One I’m thankful for, it’s made me who I am today. I’m ready to share. Ready to open up. Ready to help others ❤️ . . . . . . #postpartum #postpartumdepression #ready #strongwomen #ilovemykids #thankfulformyhusband #myjourney #womensupportingwomen #jesus #sometimeslifeishard #scared #butready

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@bodybymommy

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@thenerdyboho

This was our second trip to Zion, the first time we got rained out and never made it back to the narrows. It was our honeymoon, four years ago. It was the trip we had been waiting and waiting for because we wanted a honeymoon baby. I remember coming home so upset when we found out we weren’t pregnant. That’s when our whole life started to change. Our dream of having a family all of a sudden felt like it was being ripped away. We waited, we planned, why was it so hard? It felt so unfair. It went on like this for two years. It took its toll on us individually, as well as our marriage. So being able to bring our little guy back to that magical place was so cathartic. Once we reached the end of the trail Chris smiled at me and said “will you marry me all over again? This is the life I always wanted. The one I thought we would have.” We finally did it. We fought hard for that dream and we made it happen. Together. So surreal being out on the trails with our little family, exploring just like we always dreamt of doing all those years ago. I would do it all over again, the journey was long and hard but the destination was even better than I expected.

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@rootsreboot

Let’s talk about my “why.” I can’t help but get emotional when I think about it. Becoming a mother has been the most incredible and life-changing experience of my life. ♥️ Meeting my son 👶🏼 is by far the best moment of my life. I truly wish I could re-live and re-feel that moment, re-feel those emotions, re-cry those happy tears 😊 😭 and hear his cries for the first time over and over again. 〰️ But it wasn’t all joy and instagram-worthy moments for me. 🌨️ I struggled in my first year as a mother with postpartum depression and anxiety. 〰️ Accepting my diagnoses and coping was incredibly difficult. What got me through it was the support of my wonderful husband 👫 family, and mom friends that knew the struggle and provided me with advice, help, and shoulders to cry on. ✨ 〰️ My struggle lit a 🔥 in me. I want to help other mommas out there, whether you’re a brand-new mom, or have been for years, I’m here for you. I know what you’re going through. 〰️ I could go on and on forever ⏰ but I’ll wrap it up with this. As a mom, it’s easy to forget about yourself. You’re the caretaker for EVERYONE else, and self care is usually an after thought. But achieving a healthy lifestyle, and finding time for YOU is okay and achievable. Let me help you navigate this crazy life. 🌻 I can be your dietitian, your cheerleader, and most importantly, your friend. ✨ 〰️ If you want to learn more, book a free call with me! ☝️🏼☝️🏼☝️🏼 〰️ x Maji Koetter-Ali, MS, RD, LD, Working Moms Specialist 🌱⚡💚 #RootsReboot #RebootAndTurnup #workingmom #momshelpingmoms #postpartumdepression

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@hlmilli

Let’s get vulnerable for a minute. The journey to motherhood has by far been the biggest transformation I have gone through. Good and bad. . Being seven months postpartum has me reflecting on my time before I became a mom. I don’t even recognize that woman anymore and for that I am thankful. Even through the highs and lows, the hormones and emotions, the leaky sore boobs and loose skin, I would never want to go back to the person I was before. . I have struggled with postpartum depression, self image issues, and am struggling with postpartum anxiety. Everything scares me. I was a worry wart before, but my god to think about the world my son will be venturing out into someday literally makes me lose sleep. But somehow I wouldn’t go back. . Being a mom has shown me my true self through the reflection of love my son radiates. Being able to pour my unconditional love into him feeds every part of my soul. Life has been put into perspective at a level I didn’t think possible. I’m more mindful, humble, gentle, soft, and careful with the energy I am putting out because I know he is soaking up every bit of it. . When I was pregnant I said I would NEVER miss my sweet little belly, but here I am swooning over my maternity shoot with @tyranishellphotography missing that Buddha belly! . I know motherhood isn’t for everyone, hell I didn’t think it was for me, but good gravy once that tiny human comes into your life it all makes sense! . . . #journeytomotherhood #postpartumjourney #transformationtuesday

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@momonthehotmessexpress

Name that shape 💢 My cousin got married in May. The kids & I got dolled up to celebrate the joyous day. I felt good. Hair and make up, on point. Outfit, on point. Or so I thought. You see, my brother had my phone most of the day and was snapping pictures per usual. It wasn’t until later that day, scrolling through my camera roll that I was mortified. That can’t be me. My eyes opened. Seeing these candid, unposed pictures of myself broke my heart. It also opened up my heart to the reality that I needed to do something. I never want to feel the nasty, mean girl thoughts about myself that this lead to, ever again. I went through a bout of depression after this. Breaking my own self down and just putting myself into a worse headspace than previously before. It took me a little bit longer, 2.5 months to finally take that step towards bettering myself physically and mentally. Don’t let yourself get to this day. I don’t want your heart to break the same way mine crumbled. And if you have gotten to this day, you are not alone. You aren’t alone on this day and you won’t be alone on your journey. I’m here for you. Just like someone was there for me. I’m here with all of information for you to get started when you’re ready. Drop an emoji below if you’d like me to reach out to you and just chat about our programs. Not a single string is attached 🔥🖤

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@lorettag64

Week 2 of the #tiu31daychallenge PPD hit me. I think it had been creeping up on me slowly since month 2 postpartum. I woke up one morning and had such a dark feeling encircling me. PPD coupled with D-MER has been one of the most difficult things to go through. Nursing my baby is so hard. It’s an emotional roller coaster that saps my energy and spirit. When my milk lets down I feel an overwhelming sense of loneliness, sadness and guilt. For a while I had no idea why this was happening! Thankfully my sister found an article explaining D-MER and sent it to me. PPD is the strangest and scariest thing I’ve ever experienced. I feel out of place. I feel like I’m in a dark hole. I’m always overwhelmed and anxious. Stupid fears creep up on me and are so pungent in their realness that I will be on high alert all night making sleep impossible. I’m going to get through this! Supportive family and friends have been such a blessing. Forcing myself to exercise, eat well and get out doors has been difficult but so necessary! I had a long talk with my OB. She told me my options. I’ve been reading a lot of articles on PPD to educate myself. Finding information on this condition makes me feel empowered. I don’t want to be a victim! I’m going to power through this! I’m going to stay as positive as possible! I’m going to ask for help! This is just a small part of my life and will pass. #dmer #tiu31 #postpartumdepression #tiuteam #postpartumfitness #postpartumlife #newmommylife #tiucheckin #tiupostpartum #tiupostnatal #tiumoms

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@mc.anxious_mama

【Mommy Self】🌷 • • • Unwashed hair, makeup less face. I don't care anymore because my son is happy. The laundry needs to be folded, the dishwasher needs to be loaded. I don't care anymore because I am happy. #itcanwait #postpartumbody #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #mommylife #nomakeup #dryshampoo #headbands #sahm #mamabear #tiredmom

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@embraceourplace

@anxiousmoms thanks for the reminder. Total mom guilt raging over here today. It is sooo hard to keep calm when your 3 year old is throwing a tantrum and not responding to anything you say. Everyday we have opportunities to learn and grow, both as children and adults. We grow with our people, our tribe, our family. We make mistakes. We apologize. We keep learning, growing, and most importantly loving each other. The very fact that any of us think we are a bad mom, means that none of us actually are! We are human moms, making human mistakes, and becoming better because of them. ❤👭👭 . . . #guiltfreemotherhood #bettertogether #momlifebelike #momlife  #realmotherhood  #realmomlife #realmoms  #momssupportingmoms #momshelpingmoms  #momtribe  #momcommunity #sisterhood #thestruggleisreal #motherhoodunfiltered  #hotmessmom #momproblems  #momprobs  #momtruth #thisismotherhood  #motherhoodmoments #motherhoodjourney  #momstruggles #momconfessions  #realmomsofinstagram #momblogger  #mommyblog  #yourenotalone #postpartumdepression  #postpartumanxiety #maternalmentalhealth

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@jessbradley.wellness

Happy 2nd birthday to this crazy little firecracker. 🎉🥰 . Rhett is the polar opposite from Wyatt, and most definitely keeps us on our toes - no fear in this child. But, he also has us in belly laughs several times a day. He can be the sweetest, cutest, cuddliest kid, then quickly switch to being the cutest, funniest, devil child. 🙊 . According to his daycare, he is the mediator - standing up for kids being picked on, taking toys back that have been taken by another child, and returning it to the sad kid, and shaking his finger at those who have done wrong. 😂☺️🙊 Melts my heart! . He is definitely the child that Heather wished upon Joel. Lol ❤️🙏🏻 I'm sure she has had some good laughs, watching us parent this monkey. 🥰 . Anyway, happy 2nd birthday my sunshine. ☀️ never full your shine, my boy. I love you to the moon and back. 😘❤️

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@birthingfromwithin

Being aware of the symptoms of Postpartum Mood Disorders is one step towards finding a solution. Often it is those closest to the birthing person that notice these emotions and patterns arising. Talking about it can be hard. You are not alone. #PPMD #postpartum #babyblues #postpartumhormones #depression #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #letstalkaboutit #youarenotalone #mentalhealth

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@peacefulconnectionstherapy

I finally watched this with the sound on... I'm tearing up, because you can hear in her voice how much she's really struggling. I feel for her, not only because she's a new mom having a hard time, but because people are expecting her to be ok, and don't even bother to ask. . . The thing is, it doesn't matter how much money or help someone has. Or how together they seem. Or how happy they look on IG. We need to be checking in with each other. . . Call your friend who just had a baby. She probably has her phone on silent and may not feel like talking... Leave her a message. Like a real voicemail, not hanging up and texting to say why you called. She may need to hear your voice, hear that you're thinking of her and care about how she's doing. . . I read an article the other day, and the journalist said multiple people they interviewed said that when the phone rings, they assume someone has died! That blew me away (and hit a little too close to home for my liking 😳). We're wired for connection, and it's not reasonable to expect to be able to have the depth of conversation we need through text. . . So call, or even better, make plans to visit. And when you walk in, look at her first, and ask "How are you doing?" . . . . 📷: @itvnews @coddledotco

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@monalisatouchseattle

Testimonial Tuesday: What patients are saying. . "Dr. Jacoby has been instrumental in prescribing treatment protocol that is proving to be extremely effective for my complicated genital-urinary medical conditions. She is wonderfully competent, compassionate and caring when it comes to helping me understand and move forward toward a future of improved health and well-being. My hope for a future that includes freedom from pain and discomfort is restored." ~ from Realself.com . . . . . #pelvicorganprolapse #urinaryincontinence #pelvicpain #botox #lookyounger #dyspareunia #painfulintercourse #postpartumdepression #postpartumbody #postpartumlife #pelvicfloor #urology #urologist #postmenopause #perimenopause #menopause #incontinence #prolapse #womenshealth #momshealth #monalisatouch #boardcertified

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@caracooper111

WE’VE LAUNCHED! I am so proud of this forum that @jessisarush and I have been hard at work to bring to you! It has truly been a labor of love and I am so thankful to all of the #broadwaybabymamas who have shared their stories with us (so many episodes to come!). If just one mama tunes in and feels not so alone on the journey of #motherhood, we will consider it a success.. Thank you to @dori.berinstein and the @broadwaypodcastnetwork for seeing the value of this #podcast and supporting us through it all. We hope you’ll join us on this journey as we talk with the mamas of the #Broadway community, to illuminate, support and build the #sisterhood that is so needed in these modern times-we’re all in this together. Thanks to our friend @laurabenanti for kicking us off with a funny, open, and very frank conversation about mental health, miscarriage, social media and the tiny old lady she’s raising in this crazy world.💜(link in bio) #broadwaypodcast #mompodcast #momlife #workingmom #workingartistmom #broadwaymom #mentalhealth #postpartumdepression #mamassupportingmamas #womensupportingwomen #weareallinthistogether

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@ilovenailsbylucy

Thank you Colorstreet! October is Mental Health Awareness Month. Not only do they supply awesome nails they help with donations to foundations and organizations. I am proud to be in business with a company that thinks of others. Suicide is something near and dear to my heart and I'm blessed to be surrounded by amazing friends and family. Let's get talking, communication is key! I struggled with postpartum anxiety and depression from both my pregnancies and while each affected me differently I was able to talk about it with those close to me. This is real life. In my culture they see these as just feelings and emotions but in a society like ours today it's much more than that. I plan to be a part of Colorstreet for many years to come and with your help we can continue to contribute to organizations like these. . . . . . . . #BeColorful #BeBrillant #BeColorStreet #ilovenailsbylucy #selflove #mentalhealthawareness #october #loveyourself #loveoneanother #love #godisgood #positivevibes #positive #thestruggleisreal #momlife #postpartumanxiety #postpartumdepression #letstalkaboutit #reallife #thisisreallife

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@ayurvedic_mamas

ABHYANGA. . Breathe in. . Breathe out. . Heal ✨ . Fall is a season of turning in, dear ones. It is also at these season changes we must consider tending to our dosha and any imbalances this change may stir up. . What seasonal practices are you taking part in right now? . What practices are you bringing to moms in your community? . We would love to hear 👭 .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #ayurvedicmamas #mothersmatter #maternalhealth #womenshealth #holisticmedicine #ayurveda #ayurvedalifestyle #selfcareissacred #selfcareeveryday #ayurvedicpractitioner #postpartumdoula #certifiednursemidwife #motherhoodunfiltered #strongmom #postpartum #postpartumbody #postpartummentalhealth #postpartumdepression #motherhoodunplugged #messymotherhood #strongmom #whattoexpect #newmumlife #thefirst42days #newborn #birthsupport #birthwithoutfear #birthbecomesher #fourthtrimester

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@theislandmama_

This is what depression looks like.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Depression often times goes unnoticed, especially when you are the “strong” one and people don’t think to ask if you’re ok, or check on you when you go MIA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is the face of someone who has lost 3 children who were born too soon in a hospital ill equipped in this day and age to handle premature births. All while dealing with the demands of running a business and trying to exit a toxic, narcissistic, emotionally abusing relationship.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is what depression looks like.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Crying for hours, unseen and unheard, patching the holes in the armor so that when you leave your house the whole world thinks that all is well. Because that is what is comfortable for THEM. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is what depressions looks like.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeling invisible and alone in a crowded room.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is what depression looks like.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have good days, in between days and bad days (far less than before). Days when I retreat so far inward that I forget what it means to be alive.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yet I make the choice to get up and keep going. Because as long as I am moving I am leaving the darkness behind.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t know who needed to hear this today, but just know that you are not alone. And it’s ok to not be ok.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is what depression looks like.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lifeafterloss #lightafterloss #ihadamisscarriage #thewombofselfcare #miscarriagemomma #pregnancyandinfantloss #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #1in4 #infantlossawareness #healingjourney #griefunfolding #lossmom #iamstillstanding #miscarriageawareness #pregnancyloss #pregnancylossawareness #grievingmother #breakingthesilence #maternalmentalhealth #selflove #Itsoktonotbeok #postpartumdepression #thisisdepression #theislandmama #flourishfearlessly

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@moomysmilk

This is no surprise to moms everywhere. Raise glass of wine for all of the caregivers out there! Cheers. ⠀ ⠀ Moms who take care of the kids are working basically 2.5 jobs—for FREE. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ And it must be said: stay-at-home dads are not excluded. A survey gauges the amount of time spent in some aspect of both child care and housework, including making food for the tribe. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 2,000 American moms of children aged five to 12 were surveyed for this study by the company Welch's. Some of the results✨⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 🔺Average daily start time: 6:23 a.m.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 🔺Average end time (when they are officially “off the clock”): 8:31 p.m.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 🔺The average mom gets just 1 hour and 7 minutes to herself every day⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 🔺4-in-10 moms felt like their lives were a never-ending series of tasks, every day of the week⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 🔺That adds up to a 14-hour shift, every day of the week. ⠀⠀ Not surprisingly, coffee, wine, naps, and the ability to quickly adopt an angry voice were some of the things they couldn’t live without. Family helping out or and other trustworthy babysitter help also topped the list. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Next time you ask “What did you do all day?”, take a second to think the amount of tasks us stay at home moms really have. 🙃⠀ ⠀ DM FOR PHOTO CREDIT✨

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@moonsagemama

Reason #6281 to hire a doula: We check up on you. 💜 I am so glad to see some buzz about the importance of asking new parents how they are. It’s important! In the US, those receiving standard OB care do not see their provider after birth until SIX WEEKS! During that time, hormone fluctuate and shift, a new human is in your home, and life changes dramatically. I go out to see new parents and baby for a postpartum visit within the first week home. Why? I can assure latch and positioning are correct if nursing. Many new parents have a flood of questions and we can get those answered! We process how the birth experience was for both parents and work through the sticking points so they don’t settle in. But most important— new parents have someone who is asking how they are doing in such a critical time. I always come armed with a loving heart ready to SEE you and HEAR you, and with referrals if needed. Doulas really do care, and that doesn’t stop once baby is here or even after that postpartum visit. You’re not alone. Postpartum is the real deal. 💜🌼

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@writenowrachel

🎤You are going to love my interview with Tami Strezelecki, Episode 12. ⁣ ⁣ 🎤From Savior in the ER to Letting her Patients Go- How Hospice Nursing Saved her Own Life ⁣ ⁣ 🎤Nurse Tami is a blue-haired mama who has worked in the ER, NICU, Pediatrics, long term care and currently a hospice nurse. She’s survived postpartum depression, bullying, nursing burnout, disordered eating, early-onset osteoporosis with multiple rib fractures, depression and anxiety. Tami cares for patients in the last chapters of their lives, where she can provide peace, comfort, and dignity in death- giving her an incredible purpose to show others how death doesn't have to be scary, painful, or undignified. ⁣ ⁣ 🎤Listen and subscribe to Dear Family, the Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. (And Link in Bio.)🙏🏽💜🎧

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@loban_jessica

My anxiety reared it’s ugly head again the morning 😑For so long I have felt like I was managing it well, but just when you think you have it under control....it comes back full force! Saying “calm down” or “stop worrying” or anything similar doesn’t work. You can’t just make it stop and go away. Luckily over the past year I have learned things I can do to help manage this on my own. It is not a quick fix but within a few days I know I’ll be feeling better. I need to focus on the positive parts of my days, enjoy my sweet little boy, take time for myself, get enough sleep, and feed my body all the good things it needs. Thankful for this journey for not only teaching me how to take care of myself physically, but also mentally. For all my friends out there with anxiety or mental illness, don’t be ashamed. This is far more common than anyone realizes.

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@mommychrons

Happy Tuesday mommies💕so much has been happening the last couple of weeks! So many changes, adjustments, celebrations, so many emotions & let downs. The highlight of it all, being able to put a smile on my baby’s face for his 1st Birthday. All in all, I’ve made a vow to get back to me! This has been a constant struggle, physically, mentally, emotionally being a new mom. I feel like I lost myself in retrospect & a lot of us moms suffer in silence because people who have NEVER been pregnant do not understand what pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding feels like or how it can really have an affect on you! I’ve done a lot of reading & discussing postpartum but never really applied tips to my life personally. I’m on a mission to finally get back to me & what i like to do & my goals & what I need mentally, spiritually, physically & emotionally. I’m a bomb mother & woman, PERIOD. With a great support group in my family & friends to keep me accountable. Having a understanding & patient partner makes a difference as well✨& for the sake of my son, it’s time! Postpartum is REAL. It’s overwhelming. It looks different on different women!! Not everyone knows how to deal or accept when us new moms go through it. I encourage you to start with yourself! It’s easier said than done but it’s imperative. Start with identifying it & acknowledging who you were before you became a mom! Own who you are now! Be your own cheerleader!😍✨ Being a mommy is NOT easy but we get it done! Drop some encouragement, wisdom or just some kind words for a mommy that might be suffering in silence🗣💕 . . . . . . #mommychrons #postpartum #postpartumdepression #postpartumjourney #newmomlife #newmom #postpartumisreal #mentalhealthawareness #tuesdaymotivation #mommymotivation

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@jessisarush

IT’S HERE! @caracooper111 & I have birthed another child...our podcast has officially launched on @broadwaypodcastnetwork! When the awesome @dori.berinstein approached us we were completely overwhelmed, but super excited at the idea of being a voice in this time, when visibility and change and female empowerment is so important. This has been an unexpected and awesome new adventure for the two of us-we’ve worked so hard on it, recording post school drop off and before tech and previews, cause...ya know...life😜and we couldn’t be more excited or proud to put it out into the universe. We hope you’ll join us @mamastalkinloud as we talk with the awesome mothers of the #Broadway community, to illuminate, support and build the #sisterhood that is so needed in these modern times-let’s change the narrative together. Thanks to our friend @laurabenanti for kicking us off with a funny, open, and very frank conversation about mental health, miscarriage, social media and the tiny old lady she’s raising in this crazy world. We hope you’ll give us a follow & a listen. Thanks, friends!💜(link in bio) • • • #broadwaypodcast #mompodcast #momlife #broadwaybabymamas #workingmom #workingartistmom #broadwaymom #mentalhealth #postpartumdepression #mamassupportingmamas #womensupportingwomen #mamasmakeithappen

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@tiffanydayyt

𝓤𝓷𝓮𝓭𝓲𝓽𝓮𝓭 🔸 𝓝𝓸 𝓕𝓲𝓵𝓽𝓮𝓻🔸 𝓐𝓵𝓵 𝓝𝓪𝓽𝓾𝓻𝓪𝓵 . You are more than just the number on the scale. You are not flawed by the stripes across your body. You are not damaged by the state of your mental health . You are perfect in every way mama, sometimes you just have to see yourself in a different light . . . . #ThisIsPostPartum #MoreThanJustAMom #YouAreBeautiful #PostPartumBoudoir #PostpartumDepression #PostPartumAnxiety #MentalHealthMatters #StrongAndBeautiful #unedited #nofilter #nopreset #allnatural #youtubemama #goldenhour #bodyafterbaby #ipreview via @preview.app

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@evanstonmama

View from my lap, gave up. Being a mom is hard being a mom of multiples is extra. Getting twins bundled up for a lake workout stroller class is even more extra. Proud of myself for getting us up and out, Mother Nature has other plans for us 🤷🏽‍♂️ back inside warm cozy ❤️ #somedayillmissthis #babytwins #14mos #yougotthis #postpartumdepression #stayinghomeishard #honestly #shineon

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@daviehomestead

Do you ever wake up so tired that you’re not sure how you’ll make it through the day? Or you didn’t even ‘wake up’ because you never slept a wink? Throughout the night I kept thinking how miserable of a day I’m going to have... and then it hit me... I have a choice. We always have a choice. We can have a good day, or a bad day, depending on what we decide. Before I rolled out of bed I decided I’m going to have a good day. Regardless of how many hours I didn’t sleep, regardless of how cranky my baby may be, regardless of the piling to do list I have for myself. I’m going to have a good day. And you are too, if you choose to — Our minds are incredible, invest in yourself, CHOOSE to be happy. You’ll thank yourself later ♥️

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@catielynchlcsw

What does it mean to truly allow all foods? Like REALLY allow them? . . It would mean to truly NOT fear them. It would mean to recognize you are allowed to have them whenever you want . . When food is available and accessible to you, it loses its luster! It is still delicious, but we stop obsessing. It loses power . . Binging is a result of restriction - emotional or physical restriction . . (Food scarcity is real and this post doesn’t include the true difficulty in not having accessibility) . .

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@koreen0589

I don’t have a single “naked” photo of my body postpartum. Why? Because I deleted every single one of them. ⁣ ⁣ Hi 👋🏼 My name is Koreen and I’m an EXTREMELY insecure person. I used to be anorexic because I HATED the person looking back at me in the mirror. I was my worst critic. I could find the smallest thing “wrong with me” and I’d talk negative. I’d run for miles, look in the mirror and still see “fat”. So, I’d go do some sort of lame sit-up exercise and starve myself. ⁣ ⁣ Fast forward to now ... I’m not nearly as insecure and although eating can still be a challenge I definitely do not starve myself (sometimes mom life gets in the way but it’s not intentional this time 🙃). ⁣ ⁣ What would I tell that younger me? I’d tell her to STOP hating on herself and see the beauty within. I’m sad I don’t have any body pictures of myself postpartum because what’s pictured above is beautiful! The pictures on each side are almost 1 month postpartum and I vividly remember seeing it and wanting to throw up. I JUST HAD A BABY and I was actually disgusted with my body. I felt more beautiful pregnant than I did after my daughter came. ⁣ ⁣ Am I a terrible person for thinking this and saying this out loud? Fuck no! I’m HUMAN. This has NOTHING to do with my daughter, pregnancy, how blessed and thankful I should be, etc. This is about my mindset and how HARD I have been on myself. ⁣ Postpartum is HARD. And PPD is REAL. Add in not feeling like yourself .. phew. Goodbye “normalcy” hello emotions. ⁣ ⁣ This home workout crap has not only changed my mindset DRASTICALLY but it has also pulled me out of a very dark place. I’m the happiest I have been with my body ... I think , ever ! ⁣ ⁣ Im not happy with how I treated myself back then but I’m happy it’s my past. Because now, I get to help my daughter learn what self love is and show her how beautiful she is inside and out. ⁣ ⁣ To the girl in those pictures ... I’m proud of you. For those of you who have these same feelings ... don’t be afraid to talk to someone. Talk to me. I feel you and I see you. I understand you. It’s hard but it gets better. You. Are. Beautiful.

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@carolinacreativewellness

Let’s continue to learn about drama therapy and its applications in honor of #dtweek2019 Straight from NADTA’s PR packet, here’s a brief description on how drama therapy serves children and adolescents both in private sessions and in schools. Reach out to us today for more information on how we can serve you both in our office or out in your community. . #dramatherapy #expressiveartstherapy #artsinhealth #artsinschools #downtowndurham #downtownraleigh #downtownchapelhill #northcarolina #therapy #normalizetherapy #mentalhealth #adolescenthealth #childrenshealth #creativeartstherapy #socialemotionallearning #traumainformed #wellness #grief #postpartumbody #postpartumdepression #anxiety #mindfulness #workplacewellness #peoplefirst

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@maternalwellnessvillage

We are in the last quarter of the year. Are you looking to give a charitable donation as a way to balance your tax deductions? Consider donating to Oshun Family Center for the Maternal Wellness Village initiative! You will be provided with a letter with tax ID number to prove your contributions. Help us Help our community. #maternaltribe

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@nita.mya

“How's baby doing?” We ask this question over and over. How's baby doing during pregnancy. How's baby doing after birth, how's baby doing at 4,5,6 months old? How's baby sleeping. How's baby eating? Is this a happy baby? Is baby ok? This question isn't bad in itself, it's actually a great question, but we forget who's behind the baby... Mom. A mom who just carried a human being for 9 months, and then went through a huge process of birth, and the first question she's asked is how's baby doing? A mom who's entire life has just changed, she's sleeping less than ever yet has more responsibilities than ever before. Mom who went through the largest medical procedure the new mom has ever gone through, yet we forget. We forget to ask her how she's doing. Mom who may wonder if she's crazy for having such a hard time. Mom is there too. And if we really want to take care of baby, we need to be caring of baby's parents. I wonder how postpartum would change if we remember to ask about mom (and her partner). How is mom during her pregnancy? How is mom after birth? How is mom doing 4,5,6+ months postpartum? What if we asked how mom is sleeping? How is mom eating? Is mom happy? Is mom doing ok? The next time you ask how is baby doing, remember behind every baby is the mom who is taking care of the baby. Her feelings matter and by asking her these questions, you are giving her the space to feel supported. When we can support each other and ask about the hard stuff, we can change the way postpartum feels for moms (and don't forget to ask the other parent how they are feeling as well!). Written content: @ourmamavillage . . . . . . . . #spilledink #writerslife #lifequotes #storytelling #writerscommunity #imamom #mamalife #writer #writings #healing #csectionmama #writersofinstagram #storyteller #poet #word #healings #writersofinstagram #momsmatter #postnataldepression #postpartumdepression #poetrycommunity #shewrites #postnatal #riseup #postpartum #support #resilience #empowerment #momlife #motherhoodjourney

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@happyjordana

Have you asked someone if they are okay? 💛 I never really had an opinion about Meghan Markle. I thought she was pretty and her fashion sense is 🔥but I didn’t give her much thought.. Boy was I wrong. This woman is brave. The pure epitome of grace. And displays such strength. Have you seen this snip it interview? (Swipe left) This should be clear as day, that mental health discriminates against no one. Just because she is royal and married to a prince, it only makes sense that she lives a fairytale life.. As an outsider. We feel we are able judge and decide if she has a right to struggle. It’s very easy to assume someone else’s life is happier, easier and ‘greener’ especially when you know nothing about it. I tell you something, I over analyze everything and I can talk myself out of just about anything. Like Winning the lottery (no thank you!). I guess this could make me a ‘realist’ and I see that as a blessing. I see a beautiful woman who is vulnerable. She is on display for the world to judge, she is being exposed to the most evil of humankind, she wears fancy clothes when I prefer sweats, she is forced to attend events when I prefer to spend time with my favorite humans, my family. People are paying her worst enemies to find skeletons in her closet. She cannot hide from the world when and if she chooses. She is not free. What I’m trying to say is.. have some darn empathy and understand we are all human. With feelings. We all hurt. We all deserve happiness. Before you judge others, maybe put yourself in their shoes. Really think about it for a few minutes, before you say something cruel. Because we would hopefully find, (just as my Vavo says), we all have our cross’. Obviously this is not just about the duchess of Sussex.. I’m sure we all know someone who falsely puts on a brave face. Maybe they need you to ask if they are okay. BE NICE to each other, the world will be a better place for it! • #mentalhealthmatters #meghanmarkle #weloveyoumeghan #instamom #postpartummama #advocate #picofday #itsokaynottobeokay #women #

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