My Story: With my first child 7 years ago, I developed PPP. It was a nightmare. My family couldn't understand why I had this beautiful baby girl that I didn't want to hold, be around and why I was so depressed after I had been given this bundle of joy. After nearly 2 years I finally overcome the PPP, with the help of many doctors, nurses, friends and family. I now have a 3 month old little boy and I just began having some symptoms. Ugh! I called my doctor within days of feeling something was 'off'. I have been diagnosed with PP Anxiety/OCD with intrusive thoughts. We are more prepared this time and I reached out quickly this time, because last time I was SO embarrassed I went months and months without telling a soul what I was feeling. I want ANY mother who is having ANY feelings that are not normal to reach out to a friend, a family member, a nurse, etc. so that you can get the help you need and enjoy your little bundle of joy.
Nicole Bowker | NC | Mama to two, ages 7 years and 3 month