My Story: I had my daughter when I was 20 years old. The pregnancy was filled with 6 months of morning sickness and 2 trips to the ER due to dehydration. I have always seen and heard women talk about how magical pregnancy and motherhood was.
I had a great experience at the hospital, but once my daughter arrived I was terrified to leave the hospital! I thought about all the awful things that happen in the world and my anxiety took over.
It didn't get much better for me either as full blown postpartum depression sunk in. I would cry for no reason and struggle to do simple daily activities. I loved my daughter more than life itself, but was struggling a great deal with the drastic changes in my life.
I found out my fiancé was cheating on me, I failed my last semester due to the severe morning sickness, and was reduced to a stay at home mom (no disrespect at all just drastic change for a 20 year old girl).
My daughter is older now and I'm pregnant with my second little girl. Honestly I'm absolutely terrified this time around of all of it! I'm looking forward to a growing family but fear postpartum depression and the anxiety about the world we live in has found its way back around.
Motherhood is absolutely amazing but I hope someone can relate to this and take comfort in the fact they're not alone.