Tag: postpartum depression

Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness 2015

| June 2, 2015 | 7 Comments
Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness 2015

Postpartum Progress will be represented in Ottawa at a fundraising event called Climb Out of the Darkness. Postpartum Progress is a nonprofit organization. Each year the board elects to donate a percentage of funds raised by Climbs held in selected states / provinces to local, independent, registered nonprofit organizations that provide direct services, such as support groups, […]

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The P word… Dealing with Mild Postpartum Depression part 2

The P word… Dealing with Mild Postpartum Depression part 2

So, where did we leave off? Oh right! I sure was not prepared for what happened next. I found myself getting upset at the drop of a hat. Little things like my hand spassing and dropping a fresh unclosed bottle or open container of food would get me so mad, I’d literally pick it up […]

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The P word… Dealing with Mild Postpartum Depression (Part 1)

The P word… Dealing with Mild Postpartum Depression (Part 1)

You hear about it, but you don’t really think it’s going to happen to you… During my pregnancy, I didn’t really have an overwhelming excited feeling. I was thrilled that we were going to be parents and excited to see my little boy, but I never really felt anything but gross. I didn’t glow, I […]

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Getting Knocked Down by Postpartum Depression: How to Get up Again

| May 3, 2013 | 8 Comments
Getting Knocked Down by Postpartum Depression: How to Get up Again

I expected to experience postpartum depression when my babies were born given my history of depression. I wasn’t expecting, however, how different it would be compared to my “normal” depression. My depressive episodes come on slowly over time, they are insidious. My postpartum depression arrived suddenly and with unexpected intensity. It was rather like being […]

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