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  1. Julia

    Hi Bri,
    I understand this very well unfortunately. I only have 1 child a six year old son but around 4 months I thought I was going crazy literally thought they were going to lock me up and put me in the psych ward. I was So upset due to the intrusive thoughts and scary thoughts I was having. I loved Being a mom loved my son more then anything he was my whole world I got up every single time he cried etc I wanted to take care of him and I did it was just the thoughts. I finally got help she told me I’m normal and had PPD/A I went on medication and it made the thoughts go away and I got my life back.

    • Hi Julia, thank you so much for sharing that with me. So many of us go through this! I hate that we feel / have felt this way but very relieved to know I’m not alone. Take care. xo

  2. Monika

    Thank you for sharing, I’ve had a pain in my chest and difficult breathing (feeling anxious) every night lately and I had no idea what is going on with me. I get these really negative thoughts and start worrying about everything and constantly check in on the babies when they are sleeping. I have an 8 week old and a 17 month old (stay at home mom too) and lately things have gotten tougher (since my mother in law arrived to “help”) I’ve been trying to talk to my husband about it and now I know that I’m not exaggerating… even reading this made me feel better, so thank you for sharing.

    • Hey Monika, definitely sounds familiar. You are NOT exaggerating. It’s tough, it’s very tough. Talk to your doctor, it’s more common than we realize. (Just like so many other conditions post-pregnancy.) And if you still don’t feel right, get a second opinion. Take care of you.

  3. Megan Schellenberg

    Oh my gosh Bri thank you so much for sharing your story. I too am going through pregnancy related anxiety / depression. Ironically mine was triggered at pregnancy with the hormone surge. I was beyond terrified- like didn’t sleep for a full week kind of scared! I was shaking thinking about my baby having birth defects etc etc. I was and still not that “glowing, happy” pregnant women. Anyways after struggling for a full month terrified to take meds and not sure what to do, I spoke to my OBGYN and she was a life saver. She prescribed me anxiety meds that were safe during pregnancy. It toke a long time for them to kick in but WOW what a world of a difference it made. I am actually enjoying my pregnancy (still have fears but don’t consume my every thought) but I am more myself now then ever! A better, less anxious version of myself. Anyways I just wanted to say THANK YOU for talking about anxiety and medications. I know mine is a bit different but it also is extremely common to experience this during pregnancy. Some women are sensitive to the hormone changes and it messes with the chemical balance in our brains! Anxiety is no joke! Anyways thanks again! Your the best!!!!!

    • Hey Megan, oh my gosh I felt anxiety during pregnancy too and it was crippling worrying about birth defects and something being wrong, etc. It kicked in even more so postpartum so I’m glad to hear you spoke to your doctor and are taking care of yourself during your pregnancy. It’s the best thing you can do for yourself and your baby! Such a perfect way to describe it: “a better, less anxious version of myself.” Love that. Thank you for taking the time to write me a comment, it’s so reassuring to know I’m not alone. xo – Bri

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