I remember being SO grateful, so in awe of their bond. Without it, I don’t know where any of us would be now, because that baby wasn’t getting it from her mama like she needed. She also wasn’t missing out, thanks to her wonderful sister.
With maternal mental health day and national mental health week last week and infant loss awareness today; there’s a lot of motherhood on Instagram, lately. I’ve read SO many stories that are unique, sad, inspiring, uplifting, full of grace, God, healing, brokenness and everything in between.
Nothing gets me more fired up than when I see stories of mom’s who have gone, or continue to go, unheard. Moms who spoke up about their own well being, but their words fell on deaf ears.
I shared in my stories, a story similar to mine. A mother reached out to her doctor for help with anxiety (that started in pregnancy) + depression and her doctor told her she should be fine!
There is no scale, no magic number, no unique situation, nothing that says THIS is how sick you have to be for us to care about your mental/emotional distress. You come first, mama! If you aren’t healthy (ANY form of that word) then you are not set up to raise your babies with your best potential. If you THINK something *might* be wrong, THEN SOMETHING IS WRONG. If you are scared/lonely/angry/frustrated/sad/anxious/hopeless...speak up and get help!
I don’t know how to make this impactful. I don’t know how to get this out into the world in a way that tells just how important it is. I don’t know how how to convince you... You know you best, only you know how you truly feel and do not ever, EVER let anyone tell you otherwise. NO ONE, except you, can decide if you are fine or not. Even the tiniest bit not fine. You have permission, right here and now, to speak it into existence.
Motherhood is hard a lot of the time, but it should never be a burden. Speak up. Tell me. Tell someone. Tell it until you are heard.
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