As a parent, you get used to hearing an infinite amount of questions about everything.
“Why is the sky blue? Was the TV always in color? Why can’t I wear shorts today? Can I eat M&M’s for breakfast? Why do I have to go to school? Where’s my lovey? Why do I have to sleep?”
Those are the easy questions.
Then, there are harder questions. Questions about life, nightmares, and all that is not good in the world.
As a parent, when our children ask about hard things, we cringe before we answer, hoping we will give them the best answer without traumatizing them for life (and if we do, well, there’s another dollar for the therapy jar).
I do the same with postpartum advocacy.
There are easy questions:
“How do I talk to my doctor about this? Where do I find support? What are Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders?”
Then, there are the questions which make me cringe. Questions about when they’ll get better, when the postpartum disorder will finally lift and they’ll be back to the self they were before the baby and before fighting back against this horrible beast. [Read more...]