"I had my daughter and had no history of mental illness but as soon as she was born I felt zero connection to her. I remember just crying and not wanting her to be around me while I was in the hospital the nurses talked to me about the baby blues and said that was what I was going through."
"I was afraid my husband would blame me for the 'imperfect' baby that was my responsibility to bring into this world... I was afraid no one would understand why I no longer wanted to be a mother since I was failing so miserably. I was afraid my baby would die."
"It was a very dark place. I had anxiety which led to waking up every day with panic attacks. Sleep was almost impossible at the beginning and I actually experienced psychosis and am sad to say attempted suicide. It's very hard to share that."
"Another baby... another loss. I just cried. I don't even know what I was crying about. It just wouldn't stop. We came home and we had a quiet two weeks wait. I did the bedrest and went back to work."