A great way to deescalate panic is by taking a step back to reevaluate your basic care needs. Reserve time out of each day for your own self reflection and love! You are worth it.
The Moms Behind Mental Health series, or 'MBMH' for short, is an ongoing advocacy project inspired by my own battle with postpartum anxiety. I had a difficult time understanding what was happening to me, and worse yet, information surrounding the subject was appallingly scarce. I'm hoping that by sharing others courageous journeys, we can cultivate a healthy dialogue and eliminate the stigma attached to parenting alongside mental health difficulties. Whether you've been struggling your entire life, or are just coming to terms with the overwhelming emotions pregnancy can introduce; adjusting to your 'new normal' postpartum should not be something you go through alone. I want to hear your story.
Help me bring a voice to an otherwise quiet conversation! email me for more information, or to become a contributing author.