I finally shared a lot of my journey with Postpartum Depression, anxiety, and psychosis during an Instagram Live discussion this week. After the chat was over, I got flooded with messages from other moms who wanted access to my list of resources, my list of warning signs to watch for, and my list of Scriptures to use for prayer and for fighting lies with truth. So I figured I would actually post all of that on the blog as well so anyone could download it and save it.
So here is a graphic I whipped up for the warning signs that you or someone you love may be dealing with PPD or PPA.
Keep in mind, these are only some of the main things to look for, there are MANY different ways PPD and anxiety can present, and every woman is different. These are just the things I personally felt like were my main warning signs.
Well this post is a bit late, but as I’m sitting in the NICU watching Owen sleep, I wanted to finally share the outfits I packed for myself to wear while in the hospital. I couldn’t have found more beautiful or comfortable pieces for delivery, for directly postpartum, and for nursing!
Since this is my second time preparing for the extremely glamorous task of recovering after childbirth, I thought I’d put together a cute basket for myself ahead of time with some of the things I will need to get me through it. (The basket itself is cute, not the items inside for clarification.) Really, there’s nothing cute about the hot-wreck that is recovering from childbirth haha. It ain’t pretty, but it’s so much easier when you’ve got these items on hand!