It doesn’t matter whether you have postpartum depression or something else, what types of symptoms you have, or whether you are pregnant, have just given birth, are one year postpartum or two, have just adopted a baby or recently experienced a loss. You want to hear from others who are just like you.
On this page we’ve gathered the stories you may be looking for, organized in groups so that you can find symptoms, struggles or feelings that are similar to yours. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, keep scrolling. It’s worth it, and I bet you’ll find what you need. But if you still can’t, email Katherine at [email protected] If you’d like other ways to connect with me and other moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, check out 5 Ways to Connect with the Postpartum Depression Mom Community.
Depression during Pregnancy (Antenatal Depression)
Postpartum Anxiety and OCD
Postpartum PTSD and Childbirth Trauma
Post Adoption Depression
Depression After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or other Perinatal Loss
Depression After Weaning from Breastfeeding
Dysphoric Milk-Ejection Reflex (D-Mer), or Depression Only During Breastfeeding
Warrior Moms of Color
Anger, Rage, Irritability
Difficulty Making Decisions
Disconnection/Lack of Bonding
Intrusive Thoughts (scary, disturbing “what if” thoughts)
Physical Symptoms (headaches, stomach aches, back pain, etc.)
Childhood Trauma/Difficult Relationship with Your Own Mother
Miscarriage or Perinatal Loss
Mothers of Multiples
Past Physical or Sexual Abuse
Asking for Help
Finding A Doctor or Therapist
Going Back to Work
Having Another Child
This page is a work in progress, so if you feel like there is a section missing or something that really needs to be addressed here, let us know at [email protected] We want to make sure you feel represented here!!!