An Open Letter To The Mom Currently Drowning In The Depths Of Postpartum Depression

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“An open letter to the mom currently drowning in the depths of postpartum depression

I want you to believe with all your heart that this is temporary and you won’t always feel this way.

You won’t always lay in bed, questioning the point of even getting up.

You won’t always get that pit of doom in your stomach telling you this is your new normal.

You won’t always wonder if you’re worthy enough to be a mom.

You won’t always question your abilities as a mother and wife and doubt that your family loves you.

You won’t always have these deep, dark, terrifying thoughts that are really just hormones in disguise.


The trick is to allow yourself to feel the emotions without giving them deeper meaning.

To acknowledge the waves of sadness for exactly what they are – HORMONES – and then let them pass.

To give yourself grace and love yourself in every form, without accepting this as your new normal.

Take a shower. Get ready. Take a supplement or meds until you feel like yourself again. Talk openly about how you’re feeling.

I want you to know and believe that you are not alone, you are NOT crazy, and this will not be forever.

You got this mama. There are hundreds of us who have been there, rooting for you and reminding you that (as cliché as it sounds) this absolutely will pass.”

Young mom lies on bed resting her head on her arms while a young baby crawls around behind her.
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This story was submitted to Love What Matters  by Emmy Bennett from Oakdale, California. You can follow her journey on  Instagram. Submit your own story here.

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