I didn’t know it then, but I experienced postpartum depression that lasted months after my son was born.
I felt so prepared for the birth of my son and labor, although that didn’t go as planned, and had never even thought about how my body and mind would change postpartum.
I was not only ill-equipped to deal with this period of my life but felt so much shame and guilt around my feelings that I didn’t know how to express them.
I sat in this state for months before I even shared my feelings with my husband.
It’s my purpose with this podcast to share my story with you to remove the stigma around asking for help as a mother and to let women know they are not alone, even if their experience doesn’t look “textbook”.
My Experience with Postpartum Depression
On the podcast, I’m sharing…
- What I wish I knew about postpartum emotions and support BEFORE giving birth.
- Why I felt so alone during my postpartum experience, despite having amazing support.
- How I grew as a woman while navigating motherhood for the first time.
As you listen to this episode, please think of the women in your life you’d like to share this story and your own with. I believe in the power of sharing our stories to help more and more women feel less alone in their beautiful climb.
Don’t forget to send me a message on Instagram, I’m hanging out at @michelleknightco, with your takeaways and inspiration from today’s episode.
Next week’s episode, part three in our Maternal Mental Health Series, is a special interview with my friends at Wine and Gyn Podcast. Next week, I’m interviewing them on the importance of postpartum care.
Until next time!
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