I have always wanted to be a mother. I have dreamed of it, prayed for it and waited patiently for it with my husband. When we found out we were going to have a little girl, I could not feel happier. I just imagined dressing her in the cutest outfits and styling her hair and going shopping with her. Pure perfection. I planned a natural childbirth and planned to breastfeed.
I had a fantastic pregnancy over all with a natural childbirth as I had hoped, (you can read about our birth here) and have been exclusively breastfeeding now for a solid 5 months and 3 days as I write this.
In 2013, the largest scale depression screening of 10,000 postpartum women was performed by a Medicine Researcher at Northwestern University. Their results were surprisingly high as 14% of the women screened positive for depression, that’s 1,400 women in a short time frame from 1 hospital!” – This Wife and Mommy Life. You can read the full article here.