postpartum

‘What if this knife lands on my baby? What if my toddler misplaces a step and breaks his neck? Horrible, graphic images held me prisoner in my mind.’: Mom candidly opens up about intrusive postpartum thoughts

“Perfectly ordinary and happy scenarios were quickly overrun by irrational thoughts.  I so badly wanted to be that unruffled mom, but my mind was constantly painting ugly pictures around the beautiful pages of our lives. I was a prisoner in my own head.”

‘He was born that way ’cause of his mother. It’s gotta be her genes, something is wrong with her.’ Rumors flooded about our little one.’:  Mom to son with limb differences urges for kindness, ‘We are all beautiful humans’

“Those unkind souls didn’t know I’d grab a pair of baby shoes and cry because my son couldn’t wear them. No idea I’d put away so many pants and shorts because his little leg wouldn’t fit. But despite the unexpected, when they placed him in my arms, I couldn’t have loved him more. He was mine. My baby. My special prince. He was taking his own slow steps in life, his own way.”

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