Friday, November 22, 2013

my journey in healing on postpartum progress

I will never forget how it felt when I found Postpartum Progress back in September of 2011. That night, I read through the archives-post after post from women all over the world who were sharing their experiences with a Postpartum Mood Disorder. Finding Postpartum Progress and the community of others who were suffering from a PPMD or who have healed from one changed my life, as it does for so many others. I reached out and spoke up about what I was going through after keeping it hidden for over two years and I was given hope that it was not only possible to heal, but that I would heal.

That night in September I didn't know healing was just around the corner. I didn't know that I was going to start a blog and become so open about my experience. I didn't know that I was going to help others. And I had no idea that one day I would also get the opportunity to share a tiny piece of my story with a PPMD on the same website that saved my life.
Please join me on Postpartum Progress to read my post on healing and to support all the women sharing their stories over there.

1 comment:

Breanne Stevens said...

Hi Andrea,
I can't tell you how much these words that you have written have touched me. I am a momma to three babies and have been through a lot and have always felt so alone and scared. I actually had post partum ocd and anxiety that started when my 2nd child was 6 months old. It has come and gone for 7 years now and I just figured out what it was last year! I had no idea that all this time I suffered in silence and all the while it had a name and I was not alone. Many of the words you write could be mine exactly. I would love to speak with you through email and to connect with another warrior mom. We have so many similarities... even down to the beginning of pursuing foster care but fear is holding me back. Thank you for your honesty and I can't wait to connect with you! Blessings! Breanne