Having a baby can be one of the most amazing experiences of a woman’s life but it can also be an emotional rollercoaster. “Baby blues” are normal within the first two weeks of giving birth, but for some those blues can turn into something more serious. Roughly 15% of women will suffer from postpartum depression after having a baby. This is a condition where a mother can find herself in a place of having a lack of desire to care for herself and her baby. The severity and frequency can vary pregnancy to pregnancy, but the need for support and help for the mom is always the same. Come listen to Heather Shuler who suffered from postpartum depression after the births of each of her sons, find out how she recognized it, how she got the help she needed, and what advice she has for any mom going through the same thing.
- When we have hope, that’s how we can keep moving forward and reaching out to God.
- Many don’t seek help with postpartum depression because they feel shame and hold a belief that they should just be able to do it on their own.
- We often attribute sadness as a sign of depression, but anger and rage are also signs of depression.
- When you are suffering from postpartum depression, it is not your responsibility to take on other’s emotions.
- Your brain will tell you all the lies when it comes to getting help with postpartum depression. It calls you weak, not faithful enough, and broken.
- You are not YOU in the postpartum phase.
- Prayer is an important part of healing fromGo postpartum depression but we need to make sure we aren’t using it as a way to beg God to heal us but instead use it to allow Him to guide us to the tools that can help us.
- God is so proud of every mother and for anything you can do to keep moving forward.
- Have you suffered from postpartum depression? What were your emotions like in that stage?
- What were some of the lies that Satan told you about yourself, your mothering, and your marriage when you went through postpartum depression? How do you like Heather’s analogy of the cabinet to get into a new thought pattern?
- How is prayer an important part of recovering from postpartum depression? How is it a part of the puzzle to healing and not the only thing you should do?
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