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According to the CDC, 1 in 9 women will be affected by postpartum depression.
And the shit that plays out in our heads is not even close to what happens in their heads.
I see the pain in your eyes. It gets better. The bags under your eyes will fade and the shakes of your hands will calm.
You've done a million things that have gone unnoticed, but now that I'm a mom, I get it.
I hated myself most nights because I'd lose my patience. I put the kids to sleep screaming, I was exhausted, and for some reason, they weren't.
My mom is the f*cking best, they'd say looking back at this childhood summer when they're 35 years old. They'd tell their spouses and children about me.
I held him closer trying to comfort him. I felt a soft twitch of his body. It happened again. He was having his first seizure.
I questioned myself earlier that day, like every day, wondering what type of people they will be when they're older.