This Isn't What I Expected

Notes on healing postpartum depression

If You're Just Not Sure How You Feel on Mother's Day

It is urgent that we debunk the myth, which perpetrates the notion that this transition to motherhood comes easily and naturally to most women. Read More

Thank you so much for this.

Thank you so much for this. As I approach my first Mother's Day I can't predict what I will feel. My daughter is seven months old and for the first four months of her life I didn't want to be a mom. I felt I had been lied to by my family, friends, and society. I didn't feel overjoyed, I didn't even feel good. Now I know it's okay to feel all of these things, and that things can get better. Thank you for reminding me of this.

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Karen Kleiman is founder and director of The Postpartum Stress Center, a treatment and training center for prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.


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