Postpartum depression anxiety rage and mom guilt it's such a huge thing and I think it just needs to be talked about more this is personally something that I struggle with tremendously and I guess the point where I would be myself down to point exhaustion and that's what I fall asleep But yeah I think it's some of those we talked about more and I'm just wondering like how do you get yourself out of this riots and how do you work towards bettering yourself so that way you're a better mother for your children
I agree with you it's not talked about enough and then there's the stigma that mom should be happy all the time or that we have to be perfect when it's literally the hardest job so it's taking it step-by-step
What I do and I know this is a great butt on TickTock I like look a lot look up a lot of things regarding parenting and gentle parenting peaceful parenting and how it has to do with how we were already so it's like
It's OK getting through that childhood trauma yourself so it's like you're trying to do better to do better for your kids and that's what keeps me going because sometimes I fall asleep and I'm like crying my eyes out
I totally agree and it's like so hard to get through that childhood trauma and like heal yourself while you're trying to You know like protect your kids from any traumas that may come and like I don't know. It's just hard.
Definitely, because it's like you're trying to break the cycle and then you're trying not to keep the cycle going and then it's like you carry the weight of the family, let's say in the past generations and it's like, it takes your breath. But we got this, we got this.
I definitely agree that it's not talked about enough, especially anxiety, rage, postpartum psychosis. Like, when I had my son, I thought that I was fine because I wasn't depressed and all I really knew to look for was PPD.
And I think something that helps me is just acknowledging the feelings, understanding that even having those feelings doesn't mean that you're a bad mom. You don't necessarily have to stop feeling those things to be a good mom, you know?
There definitely is a point where you need to like seek help if you're a danger to yourself or your child. But other than that, I think a lot of it is accepting the feelings and understanding that you're still doing a good job.
Totally agree and that's like just because of the stigma and the judgments like moms are just so worried about opening up and they're like expressing how they're feeling and they're struggled because they're gonna be judged and they worry about getting their kids taken away, so it's just it's so hard for us.
Right, and it's pretty sad that we even have to worry about that over normal human emotions that so many people experience and are usually just like a hormonal imbalance or something that can be helped.
I definitely agree with you. It definitely needs to be talked about more. Because if it's not, then all these moms feel isolated and like something's wrong with them. And that's just not true. I suffer with all of these except not currently postpartum depression. But the other ones for sure.
I agree like before having kids like it wasn't even something on my radar. And my second kid, I definitely had it but I just chose to deal with it internally, which was terrible. Because now I looking back I feel like like the mom guilt of things I could have done.