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Jamie Sia Photography Mothers' Stories

Darcy Smith, Norman, Oklahoma, USA Photo: Jamie Sia Photography Anxiety and postpartum depression Looking back at the past 18 months, I have become stronger. There were days when I thought that I couldn’t take any more and I wished for my old kid-free life. Every mom has those thoughts. For me though, it was more than just every now and then. It wasn’t about wanting more sleep, to...

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Superwoman Mothers' Stories

Laila Safraz, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK After a rough start with a baby that screamed for three hours every evening for the first three months of her life, a very sickly baby—she was my fourth and I had not been in this situation before—postpartum depression followed. Thankfully the depression was short lived. I had breastfed all of my other three children, so I knew how breastfeeding on...

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The Joy of Baby Wearing Features

Mothers in LLLGB Photo: Tania Rook   Breastfeeding Today asked a few mothers in West Yorkshire, UK, how they came to be wearing their babies and what was so good about doing this. Baby wearing consultant Teresa demonstrates how to wrap your baby. Gráinne Evans, a mother in Northern Ireland, UK was at a high risk of postpartum depression after she gave birth. Her daughter, Tessa,...

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My Postpartum Depression Mothers' Stories

Hanny Ghazi, Paris, France My husband and I finally conceived a baby a year after our wedding. We were very excited. I have always loved children and for five years had worked as a preschool teacher in my hometown, Bogota, where the mothers of my students told me what a great mom I would be. I answered that I hoped one day to be blessed by...

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Postpartum Blues Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Kirsty Colquhoun   Mother’s Situation Postpartum blues I have suffered from depression in the past, and after the birth of my first baby four years ago, I had a fairly serious bout for which I required medication. I gave up breastfeeding after only a few weeks because of sore nipples, and I was worried about the medication I was taking getting through...

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Baby Blues Mom to Mom

Updated December 2015 Photo: Angela Anderson Photography   Mother’s situation: Baby blues I was really looking forward to having my baby and being able to be home with him. I expected there to be a period of adjustment, of course, but now four months after my son’s birth, I am still feeling blue. I have no good reason to feel this way because I have...

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