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The nurse directed me back to a small room in the ER where Dr. B, my psychiatrist, was waiting.
I flashed a nervous smile, pulled my sleeves over the self-inflicted cuts on my arm and said, “I’m not doing good.”
He motioned to the chair and I sat.
“I think we need to change our plans Kim. I’m going to put you on a mood stabilizer and an…Continue
Added by Kimberly on March 12, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments
Reaching out my weary hand from the darkness that enveloped me was the most difficult part on my road to recovery from postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety.
But it was necessary.
I couldn’t start my fight without asking for help, for leaning upon the tremendous support of my husband, family, friends and my awesome psychiatrist.
It didn’t mean that I was a failure.
It didn’t mean that I was a bad Mom.
It didn’t mean that I was weak.
Added by Kimberly on March 6, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments
I can remember it like it was yesterday. It was in the very early morning hours and I had just lulled my colicky Chunky to sleep after crying for a insurmountable period of time. I looked upon this tiny bundle with regret and I felt so guilty for feeling that way. I cried as I held him tightly, knowing that there was something wrong with me. I just didn't know what.
I can remember making my way to the computer room, with him still in my arms. I cried as I typed the words "Postpartum…Continue
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