Tess Holliday wrote a revealing post on Tuesday about suffering from postpartum depression, a condition that affects up to one in seven women.
Note: At their request, HuffPost Canada changed the names of the three Canadian mothers who came forward with their stories. When U.S. mom Jessica Porten made international headlines last month after she shared a shocking story — how, after Porten asked for help with postpartum depression, her nurse practitioner called the police — her nightmarish experience rang true for new moms across Canada, too. "It happened to me," said Lindsie Green of Toronto.
"I was treated like a criminal and then discharged with nothing but a stack of Xeroxed printouts with phone numbers on them."
A new study finds that women who suffer from postpartum depression are more likely to have given birth in the fall or summer, had babies earlier in their pregnancy, and did not have anesthesia (for example an epidural) during their delivery.
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen is calling out people who said she didn't appear depressed while struggling with postpartum depression.
Kathy DiVincenzo wants other mothers to know they are not alone. Some days, Kathy DiVincenzo is a picture-perfect mother — other days, postpartum depression takes hold, leaving her to “suffer in silence.” As part of a Facebook post that’s now gone viral, DiVincenzo stands up to her illness by sharing firsthand perspective on what it’s like living with PPD. “The truth is, both of these pictures represent my life depending on the day,” DiVincenzo wrote in the post.
Lifestyle blogger Ruth Lee followed all the necessary steps to ensure childbirth was as gentle on her body as possible. The 25-year-old also did something many moms-to-be do these days: followed pregnant models on Instagram as they, too, share their journeys and advice. “When they photographed themselves pool-side five minutes postpartum, I thought, ‘Wow! I hope that happens to me!'” Lee admitted in an Instagram post last week.
A mom got a tattoo to symbolize her strength after coping with postpartum depression. Postpartum Progress, a national nonprofit blog that offers information and support for pregnant women and new mothers who have postpartum depression (PPD) and other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, posted a raw and heartfelt story on its Facebook page from a #WarriorMom. Lucy McEwen, a mother of two who came across the organization during a dark period in her life after her first child was born, recently headed to a tattoo parlor to receive her first body art.
This inspiring mommy blogger is all about promoting self love and self acceptance. An inspirational mommy blogger is gaining global attention for using her social media accounts as a means to promote self-acceptance of postpartum bodies. Alexandra Kilmurray regularly posts candid shots of her “mummy tummy.” She refuses to hide her stretch marks and inspires other moms to normalize their postpartum bodies.
It’s taken Alexandra Kilmurray 18 months to look herself in the mirror without breaking down in tears. The mom of two recently took to Instagram to share a real glimpse into post-pregnancy life, accompanied by a brutally honest post that has since gone viral.
A widower in B.C has spoken out after his wife, who suffered from postpartum depression, took her own life this past November. Florence Leung gave birth to a son in September — two months later she was no where to be found. After an extended search, the new mom’s body was recovered in waters off the coast of Vancouver.
No matter how tough it is to care for the baby, with the mountains of smelly diapers, what we don't see in films is the truth of how mothers may react to such a celebratory time because of their postpartum depression (PPD). Just the most recent celebrity mom to share her experience with PPD, Adele tells Vanity Fair that she thought giving birth to her son Angelo was the worst decision of her life. Postpartum depression takes many forms and for the 28-year-old singer, she says she felt inadequate.
By now, you’ve likely heard of the numerous health benefits of breastfeeding, but for one mom, it’s the thing she credits with saving her life. “Breastfeeding literally saved my life,” says a quote posted on the Facebook group Breastfeeding Mama Talk. “When my son was 2 months old I got severely ill with postpartum depression.
The 26-year-old celebrity mum is being professionally treated for postnatal depression. Last month, the actress admitted to the world that’s she, like her character in “Nashville”, is suffering from the pregnancy and birth related condition, helping raise awareness of it for millions of other parents worldwide. Postnatal depression is thought to affect around one in 10 mums in the first few months after childbirth. When [you’re told] about postpartum depression you think it’s, ‘I feel negative feelings towards my child, I want to injure or hurt my child’ – I’ve never, ever had those feelings.