Category Archives: Postpartum Depression

Ask Mabel: I feel bad about the thoughts I have regarding my children because of my postpartum psychosis

Dear Mabel, I have decided that I need to see a therapist about my postpartum psychosis. I have been having bad thoughts about my babies. I would never hurt them but it makes me feel like a horrible mom for having these thoughts. I know therapy is a step in the right direction but is… Read More ›

Are we forgetting about mothers?

I don’t pose that question lightly. It is a topic worthy of our thought, our discussion. It is a reality that demands to be paid attention to.  We rush to the hospital to give birth to our precious babies who quickly become the center of our worlds. They are carefully looked over and checked up… Read More ›

Finding YOU after pregnancy

You went through the whole nine (really 10) months of pregnancy and were excited, scared, anxious, elated about the new little human entering your life. Now the baby is here and you are consumed with sleepless nights, overwhelming days, and a profound loss of who you once were. Having a child is a major life… Read More ›

Why Aren’t We Talking About Miscarriage?

Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are having a baby girl. In the midst of the happy announcement, he spoke of the emotional pain of suffering three previous miscarriages. Zuckerberg candidly talked about the loneliness that he and his wife endured during the pregnancy. “Most people don’t discuss miscarriages because… Read More ›