Mama Story – Emily
In honor of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month, this week I’m sharing Emily’s story. Emily suffered from both postpartum depression and anxiety during the first year of her daughter’s life. Emily had previously suffered from anxiety before her pregnancy, and was managing it well with regular talk therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and good self care routines. During her postpartum, she was unable to sleep, which then exacerbated her anxiety and depression symptoms.
She discusses how she isolated and depressed she felt, her angst over taking medication, and how she continues her self care routines in order to keep her symptoms in check.
Emily also recommends East End Mental Health for talk therapy here on the East End of Long Island.