Today, I’d like to introduce you to Dr. Jessica Michaelson. I’m so happy to have her here to write about a topic that I struggled over – deciding to have another baby after a postpartum mood disorder. If you’re currently making that decision, I hope you’ll find this post very helpful. Thank you, Dr.!
If you suffered through postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, or psychosis with your first child, the thought of trying to have another brings up complicated and intense feelings.
These feelings often range from terror and resolve to never get pregnant again Continue Reading…
As I was sitting in C’s room waiting for him to fall asleep, it occurred to me that I am not at all nervous about having this baby. Flashback to two years ago – I was almost panicky thinking about my upcoming birth. I’m slightly shocked that I’m not Continue Reading…
Yesterday was a particularly difficult day for C and me. I was experiencing a ton of very painful contractions, and he was testing limits like WHOA. Here are some of the things that actually came out of my mouth yesterday:
Don’t punch mama in the eye.
It’s not nice to head butt mama in the belly.
Stop kicking me in the face.
Why are you touching your butt hole?
We don’t eat food by the toilet, especially while mama is using it.
Baby Deuce and the ol’ irritable uterus are really putting me through the ringer. For eight hours starting Friday afternoon, I had very painful contractions that were four minutes apart for several hours, then they would become irregular for thirty minutes and go back Continue Reading…
The closer I get to the end of this pregnancy, the stronger my food aversions are getting again. I’m eating more often due to the big ol’ uterus that’s squishing my stomach, but I have very few options of what to eat.