When Postpartum Anxiety Comes Back

Today, my friend A’Driane Nieves is sharing a bit about postpartum anxiety, which hits home for me because I, too, experienced it. I’m entering the 6 month postpartum mark after having my third child, my first after having PPD and later being diagnosed...
Create a Coping Box for Self-Soothing

Create a Coping Box for Self-Soothing

I recently heard the idea of a “coping box” as a way to self-soothe during times of high-intensity emotions. The coping box is a collection of items gathered in one spot, such as a box or basket, that can be used for comfort and self-care during...
Going Back to Work with PPD

Going Back to Work with PPD

Jackson was three months old when I returned to work. At the time of his birth, my husband had recently been partially laid off, working only two days per week, so staying home with my son, or even extending my maternity leave, was not an option. Instead of basking in...

What I Didn’t Know About PPD

I thought I knew what to look for. I thought I’d educated my family–anyone who would be close to me after I had the baby–about PPD signs. I knew my history of depression and anxiety. I knew postpartum depression had been in my family through a few...