MY STORY of PPD: That’s okay with me.

I have thought long and hard about exactly how I would put my story into words. I just want to be real with all of you. I hope sharing my story can help you have someone to relate to. Or at least help others to be a little more understanding.

In March of 2015, my husband and I decided that we wanted to start trying to get pregnant. I was so scared for so many reasons. The number one being that I wasn’t even sure I wanted to be a mom yet. I knew I always wanted to be a mom, but wasn’t quite sure it was time for me. After doing a lot of praying, I knew it was right for us to start a family at that time.

In June we found out I was pregnant and I was SO excited when I saw those 2 pink lines.

Throughout the pregnancy I questioned myself a lot on whether or not I was fit to be a mom. Looking back, I often wonder if I began struggling with depression during my pregnancy. Satan also worked hard on me mentally, making me feel like I would never be enough for my child. At one point I did mention to my OB that I was nervous about have PPD after my delivery. She told me that she would prescribe me medication so that I would have it if I needed it. I opted out of that because I didn’t want to take a anything if I didn’t really need it.

On January 16, 2016, baby O was born. I can honestly say it was the happiest day of my life next to my wedding day. There is nothing like holding a seconds-old baby in your arms. There is such a tangible peace in that room that you want to keep in your pocket with you forever. The best feeling is to know that you were able to bring that precious soul into the world. Watching your husband become a father is an even better feeling.

Breastfeeding was HARD for me. I had to use a shield and supplement from day 1 because of baby O’s birthweight. These two factors made it so I never really got good and it. Honestly, I just don’t think I had the patience for it. There was a lot of tears and stress over it. I now know that the amount of emotional trauma I put myself through over breastfeeding was not worth it.

I began to notice there was a problem around 2 months postpartum. I was having a REALLY hard time adjusting to being a new mom. I don’t just mean you are sleep-deprived and you haven’t curled your hair in a week. I mean…

I would get so anxious the night before days where I knew my husband had work and school that I wouldn’t sleep, even if my husband was getting up with the baby.

I would sob all day long when he was gone.

My thoughts would race ALL THE TIME.

I felt so spiritually disconnected that I often questioned whether there was a God and why I couldn’t find a source of strength from him like I used to.

When my baby would cry I would get so angry, like scary angry.

I had to put my baby down in his crib countless times and walk away when he would cry because I was so scared I would hurt him.

I began to have thoughts that my family would be better off without a low-life like me and make plans to run away.

I would have thoughts of hurting my baby.

I felt so alone even though I have the sweetest, most supportive husband on the planet.

I finally broke down and told my husband that something was wrong. We went back to my OB and she prescribed medication for me to start taking. In the mean time I saw a therapist twice and thought, “Hey, I feel better. I must’ve taken care of it.” and honestly, I felt close-to-great for six months.

In May, we moved to Preston, ID to live at a mortuary (awesome right?!). It is not that Preston is super far from Logan, but it was far enough that I began to seclude myself from friends and family. The depression started slowly seeping back in without my knowledge and I was drowning. I felt completely numb and couldn’t find strength from things I used to that gave me courage and motivation to keep trying.

At the beginning of October, the medication just completely lost its effects and the depression hit like a ton of bricks, only it was worse, much worse.

I started crying a lot again.

I was so lonely that it was crippling.

I had thoughts and images of not only hurting my baby, but of hurting myself, too.

I was so scared, yet, I didn’t want anyone to know because I was so ashamed that a mother could even think of doing those things.

Because it had been 6 months, I had an appointment to follow-up with my OB anyway. I am so grateful now that she scheduled that appointment clear back in March because I do not know if I would have had the courage to go back because my OB was now a coworker so I felt even more ashamed to admit that I was still struggling.

I felt stupid. Stupid that this had happened to me when I was so prepared and even asked about it when I was pregnant; stupid because I was a nurse and I had all the right education for this to NOT happen; stupid because I should love my baby and being his mom and I just… didn’t.

At my appointment, my OB told me that we were bordering the line of postpartum psychosis. I was told that if I kept having thoughts of hurting myself, I needed to go to the ER. I would NEVER do that. If I did, they would make me stay and I would have to be on the Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) with all the crazy people. Those were my exact thoughts.

Except in my heart I knew that I should stay and get the help I needed.

On October 13th, while I was trying to take a nap before working my 12-hour shift, the same images came to my mind. Only this time, I knew that if I didn’t get help, I would actually do the things I was picturing. My heart started to race and I started to cry. I needed more help than outpatient appointments and therapy. I ended up in the ER as one of those patients that I used to take care of. That was never supposed to be me!

The social worker gave us the option of me going home, with the contingency that I couldn’t be alone until my appointment with the psychiatrist in 4 days, or being admitted to the BHU. When she said I could go home I thought, “Sweet, let’s get out of here!” but she gave us time to talk it over.

As soon as she left the room, my husband looked at me and said, “I just want you to be safe.” as he started to cry. It was then that I knew I needed to stay.

The first day in the hospital was really hard. It was hard to take on the role that I was the person in crisis mode and I needed to be taken care of, not be the one doing the taking care of. The BHU is a lock-down unit and so my family couldn’t just come and visit when they wanted. I was only allowed to see my husband and my baby for 30 minutes a day and it had to be a supervised visit. The day was really structured with group therapy, meetings with the doctor, individual therapy, and more. I truly felt like I had hit the bottom because I was even more alone there than I had felt at home.

It got better. I was able to see that my husband and my baby were okay and that made it a lot easier for me to focus on myself. While it was hard being there, I am so grateful that I had the courage to go because I know there are a lot of people who would continue suffering in silence or end up acting on those frightening thoughts. I got the help a lot faster than I could’ve at home and I also gained so much respect for humans in general. We each are so delicate and have to face hard things. It was heartbreaking to hear and watch the things that people suffer through on a daily basis. I was truly humbled and it made me grateful for the good that I do have in my life.

So where am I now? I am still in the midst of trial and error with medications. I see a therapist and I couldn’t be more grateful for the things that he is teaching me. I go to a PPD and Anxiety support group and it helps me realize that I am not the only mama that is going through this. Our knives are locked safely in my husband’s gun case and I am becoming a pro at using a butter knife for EVERYTHING.

My medications may make me tired and irritable, that’s okay with me. There might still be bad days, that’s okay with me. It might take me some time to feel victorious, that’s okay with me. If this is the hardship that God has asked of me to have in order to have my babies, that’s okay with me.

I would do it over and over again because being a mama is the greatest blessing.

Much love,

Kaitlyn


70 Comments

  • Jana McMurdie

    December 30, 2016

    You’re such an amazing person! I can only imagine how terrified you must have been to write this and share it but how brave of you!!! Being a mom is hard!! And I’m pretty sure that everyday I’m screwing up. So you’re not the only one! I’m glad you’re doing better! You’re so amazing!!

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      December 31, 2016

      You are so sweet Jana! Being a mom IS hard. I believe that if you don’t think you are screwing up, there is no way you are doing it right. It is scary to be entrusted with these precious souls but definitely worth the risk.

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  • Toni

    December 30, 2016

    You are amazing and so strong! It’s crazy what people go through silently and we have no idea. I’m so sorry you’ve had to deal with this trial but sharing your story is so brave and I’m sure it will help lots of friends/family/women who need it! Good job mama!

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      December 31, 2016

      Thank you so much cousin! It took some serious bravery but I have already had so many positive affirmations that I am doing exactly what I should be. Everyone is always battling something, we just need to love others with that in mind.

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  • McKenzie Rockwood

    December 30, 2016

    Thanks for sharing kaitlyn. I had many of the same thoughts and experiences and know how hard it is to accept as a medical professional. I’m so sorry you had to go through all that but think it’s awesome you’re opening up about it!

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      December 31, 2016

      It is so hard to open up about it, and I am sorry that you experienced similar things. PPD is tough stuff! Good thing we love these babies so much. I hope your fun business is going well!

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  • Hilary Nelson

    December 30, 2016

    Wow. Beautifully written. You are such a wonderful example of courage in the face of something that seems cannot be beat. But look at you just beating it everyday! What a battle you are in. You are a warrior!

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      December 31, 2016

      Thanks Hilary, you are the best! Somedays I do feel like a warrior, but there are still definitely days where the battle gets the best of me. That is the best part, we get another day to start over.

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  • Jessica

    December 30, 2016

    Thank you so much for sharing. So much of your story resonates with me. I know now that I started having depression shortly after getting pregnant but denied it because I thought people are supposed to be happy to be having a baby and not wishing to miscarry. We moved to Logan, UT when I was about 5 months along. I had no network and was so lonely that everything was worse until after I had my baby. For a few weeks while I was tired and frustrated that being a mom is so hard I had support. My ward really came together to help us (my family lives in AZ). When we moved across town at 6 months pp I fell into serious depression. All my friends were busy and my new ward didn’t seem to know I existed. I needed help but didn’t know where to go with almost no insurance. I was probably a week away from just walking away from my family when my prayers were answered and I got a new neighbor who understood and was there for me. That didn’t make everything better, but I had more hope than I’d had since moving to Logan. Over the next 2 months with the exception of an odd day here and there life has been worth living again.

    I encourage anyone who is struggling to get help. Get meds if you need them, definitely find a support network. There is always hope even if you can’t see it or feel it

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      December 31, 2016

      I know EXACTLY how you feel Jessica, in the fact that you feel that you are “supposed” to be happy to be having a baby. Moving also makes it really hard when you are dealing with depression because you feel even more alone. I am so glad that you found such an understand friend in your neighbor, it really makes all the difference. It has only been 2 months for me since being in the hospital as well, but there are rough days here and there, but more good than bad days.

      I am all for medications. They are meant to help us! Support is also so important and I hope that we can all be that for each other. Thank you for sharing mama!

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  • Hope

    December 30, 2016

    Kaitlyn,

    Thanks so much for this post. It really inspired me and reaffirmed my belief that we are all human. Like you, I have a bad thinking habit that “if I’m a nurse then my education will prevent” those types of things happening to me. The brain is a part of the body just like a liver, a bone, or heart. Sometimes despite all our best efforts it isn’t enough on our own, we need help from others who can see things more clearly then we can.

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      December 31, 2016

      Being a nurse is a great blessing, but sometimes even more of a curse I think! It is okay to finally accept that we need help because sometimes that is the only way it is going to get better. We have to care for our brain the same way we do our body.

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  • Ranae Wheeler

    December 30, 2016

    Kaitlyn my dear sweet daughter-I’m sorry! This happens to all of us but in different ways. I’m not saying that every person in our universe has gone through this but there are thousands and more than you realize. I’m so glad that you did continue to seek the help that you did. I know your husband was by your side every single second and every minute and every day and night! Not maybe physically but emotionally for sure! I’m so grateful that you’re together and that you know he is always there for you! Your sweet soul is beautiful and thoughtful, rather you believe that or not. Baby O is blessed to have both of you as parents! When I see you both with him the love is always in your heart and your eyes! I’m so grateful that you are in our family Kaitlyn, and I’m blessed to have you in mine. I was in and out of the behavior unit many times. I had mental problems for quite some time and I’m grateful that I had a safe place to go. You are always in my prayers Kaitlyn and you are always welcome to call me whenever you would like! It’s hard being sick for one thing or another, but know I’m here if you need to talk! I love you Kaitlyn and I always will. You have made my son so happy and I’m very grateful to you for that! May God bless you now and always!

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 1, 2017

      I truly believe our trials are what bring us closer to God, and to one another when we are willing to share them with those around us. I do have the best husband, and an even cuter baby boy! Thank you Ranae, we love you.

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  • Jeriann

    December 31, 2016

    You are amazing! I truely believe our greatest trials define who we are. When I look back on some of my trials I am amazed that I did that and a much stronger person for it. Being a mom is the best hard thing we will ever do. Hang in there and I’ll pray a little harder. Love you

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 1, 2017

      Thank you for your sweet comment, and the prayers. I definitely think this trial has, and will continue to, define me. It is making me not only a better mother, but a better person. Love you more!

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  • Melissa Childs

    January 1, 2017

    I cried reading this. I’m so glad I found your blog through the Facebook group. I suffered from severe anxiety and depression for about 5 years and just recently felt like a normal person again. My daughter is due in March and even though I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life, I’m scared of postpartum depression and the chance that I may feel that way again. It’s comforting to know there are others who have been through depression and understand. I think it’s awesome that you’re putting this blog out here for new mothers. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God bless!

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 1, 2017

      Oh Melissa Childs, I am so glad you found the page than as well. I am so excited for you to have a baby!! Don’t let your fear get the best of you. Being a mama is the best thing in the entire world. I would definitely recommend to your OB that you are worried about PPD so that you are ahead of the game, and make a game plan with your husband/boyfriend/significant other on the chance it does happen. I am always here if you need someone to talk to as well. Good luck with everything!

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  • Rachel

    January 1, 2017

    Thank you for sharing and making others (me) feel not alone!

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 2, 2017

      You are so welcome, Rachel. Thank you for reading and supporting me!

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  • Denise Gonzalez

    January 1, 2017

    I served a mission with your husband. He really is a super awesome guy. I had a baby two and a half years ago and I struggled with almost everything you have described here. I remember so badly wanting to hurt myself. My anxiety didn’t allow me to leave the house or have friends. My anxiety made my marriage hard because the whole world was just wrong. After being on medication for a while, I felt like I had a handle on things and got myself off of it because just like you said, I didn’t want to be dependent on it if i didn’t need to be. It’s been a year since I got off of it and just like you said, I didn’t even notice that it all creeped back in and I felt like I was drowning. I’ve been back on medication for almost a month and I’m starting to feel like I can breathe again. It’s so hard being so tired from the meds but I’d rather be tired than screaming at my son and husband for no reason.. I’d rather be happy. I’ve accepted that it’s ok that I need help. It’s ok that I need meds to help regulate what my body needs. My family is more important than being scared of being “one of those people.” You are so beautiful and strong. Thank you for being brave and courageous. You are more supported than you will ever even know.
    -Denise Gonzalez(Carnes-is the last name your husband knew me as lol)

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 2, 2017

      It is so nice to “meet” you, Denise. You are so right… taking medications is okay! There is such a stigma against it in our society but it’s mostly from people who have not experienced mental health concerns. Being tired is super hard and makes it difficult to care for your babe. It does get better though! I have been on medication for almost 3 months now and it doesn’t make me nearly as tired anymore. Hopefully it will be the same for you! Hang in there ❤️

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  • Christina

    January 3, 2017

    Thank you so much for having the courage to share your story. I hope you know that you are not alone and it takes strength to ask for help when needed. There is a stigma against PDD in our society that is lessened more and more by the brave mamas who share their stories like yours.

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 3, 2017

      Thank you for reaching out Christina. I am hoping to end that stigma more and more with my blog because it still is extremely prevalent in our society. My post called “The One Thing Nobody Tells You About Postpartum” talks about the fact that mental illness happens because of our lack of brain chemistry, not because we are flawed. I love that!

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  • Imaobong

    January 3, 2017

    Wow
    This story got to me, I had to read some parts over and over.
    Fear
    Worry
    Anxiety
    The devil has caught too much of us in this one.
    Whenever I start to panic about something, I just stop thinking about EVERYTHING and look to Jesus.
    Because he hasn’t given us the spirit of fear but of courage and of a very sound mind.
    Thank you for being strong for your family and also for sharing.
    God bless you!

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 3, 2017

      Thank you for providing such positive insight! One of my favorite scriptures is what you mentioned, that Jesus Christ has given us the spirit of a sound mind. I love that! Sometimes it is so hard to look to Him when you are suffering because part of dealing with depression is that you feel “numb”. That’s when you have to really persevere and just trust that He is, and always has been, there.

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  • Melanie

    January 3, 2017

    I struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of my first daughter – thanks for sharing your story!

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 3, 2017

      Thank you for reading my story, Melanie. It is a dark and scary time when you are suffering, especially when it is with your first baby. It makes it difficult to think about having more children. I hope you were able to get through it in a positive way!

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  • Norma Washburn

    January 3, 2017

    I am a friend of your mom, Debbie. I am extremely grateful that you shared your story and I know a lot of us go through this. I was very lucky to have my mom as close as I did for help every time I needed her. My heart goes out to you and your little family and God bless my dear girl. Thanks again for sharing and writing it down may of helped you also. Hugs!!!

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 3, 2017

      Thank you for reaching out Norma, that was very nice of you. My family has been a HUGE blessing to me and I am so grateful we decided to move to be closer to them. This blog has already helped in so many ways!

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  • Meileilan

    January 3, 2017

    What a beautiful post and story. Thank you for sharing this to us or to me. I am on the stage of questioning myself when will I ever be ready to be a mom. This is such an eye opener and at thesame time shedding the positive light of being a mother . Thank you

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 3, 2017

      Meileilan, definitely take your time to make the decision but… being a mama is the best thing in the whole world. It is the hardest, lovable, most-draining, incredible job on the planet. PPD & Anxiety is no joke, but it can be overcome. Thank you for reading my post!

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  • nlampert

    January 5, 2017

    Thank you for sharing your story! I think so many new moms go through similar things and it’s important to talk about it so we can all understand and help each other. You have a beautiful family and you are such a strong person!

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 5, 2017

      Thank you so much nlampert! I really appreciate your positive feedback. This has helped me to feel stronger because I definitely don’t feel that way all the time!

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  • Internationalcaty

    January 5, 2017

    Thanks for sharing your story. PPD is often ignored and I am so happy that you took the initiative to help yourself for your family

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 5, 2017

      Thank you so much for reading my story. It is something that is such a stigma in our society but I really don’t understand why. It shouldn’t be because it is SUPER common.

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  • Amber

    January 5, 2017

    Oh wow, I can’t even imagine. I’m so glad you shared your story though. It can help a lot of people. Thank you for being so open.

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 5, 2017

      Thank you for visiting my site, and reading my story Amber. I really appreciate it. Please feel free to share this with anyone you think needs to hear it!

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  • Sandra Crespo

    January 5, 2017

    You are an amazing woman for sharing this! This is not easy to share but I know you will be able to not only inspire others but also help many that might be going through something similar. I recently had a family member have to go to a BHU and it was super difficult for him and us but in the end the best thing instead of dealing with things in silence. You are beautiful and a great mommy! I look forward to more of your posts <3

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 5, 2017

      Thank you so much Sandra. I really hope this can reach those that need it most so that they know that they are not alone. Being in the BHU is super hard, but it is honestly one of the best decisions I ever made. I am so glad it turned out well for your family member as well! I look forward to “seeing” you in the future.

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  • alpluslex

    January 5, 2017

    You are such a strong, amazing woman! Wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2017!!

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  • Mihaela Echols

    January 5, 2017

    wow. I have been reading a little here and there on PPD. I know there is a mom out there who is going to read this someday and think “I’m not the only one.”

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    • Admin2

      January 6, 2017

      That is what I am hoping for. We all need to know that we are not the only ones. It makes the difficult times seem a little bit easer to bear.

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  • morrisau80

    January 5, 2017

    Thank you for sharing your story. Being a mother is the most greatest gift and too many mothers and families suffer in silence because in others eyes your supposed to be over the moon happy. Reaching out is so important and you sharing your story is sure to help.

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    • Admin2

      January 6, 2017

      Thank you morrisau80. I really appreciate it! Being a mother is the weirdest thing, I have decided. But it truly makes you recognize the beauty in life is in the simple things.

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  • Elizabeth O.

    January 6, 2017

    I thank you very much for sharing your story because it’s going to help a lot of moms who are going through the same thing. You’re amazing at what you and I admire you for your strength. There’s nothing more challenging than being a mother what more if you’re going through something like this too. Keep being awesome!

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    • Admin2

      January 6, 2017

      Thank you Elizabeth. I really appreciate your feedback. It has made something so beautiful extremely difficult, but that is okay. I have fought to be this mama and I am grateful I had to.

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  • Fatima

    January 6, 2017

    Having a child is one of the scariest feelings in the world. It can really make you second-guess a lot of things you swore you had already figured out. One thing I vowed to do last year was remember I am going to make mistakes, but I needed to find myself all over again and never let go of who and what makes me the person I am. We all go through something in life, and postpartum thoughts are deed. Sometimes you think you’ve reached rock bottom.

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    • Admin2

      January 6, 2017

      Yes definitely, Fatima. Reaching rock bottom has come over and over for me. But that’s okay! I have finally accepted that I am not going to be perfect and that is okay. I think what makes motherhood so hard sometimes is that you forget who YOU are in the midst of caring for your children. Good for you for trying to always remember who that person is!

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  • Maryanne

    January 6, 2017

    I honestly share you opinion, that was the best day in my entire life! holding my daughter.. God it was so beautiful 🙂

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    • Admin2

      January 6, 2017

      Yes it really was, Maryanne. That is one thing I hold on to to give me motivation to have more babies after my experience with PPD.

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  • Marceline Dementori

    January 6, 2017

    I have babies of my own but I feel lucky to have never gone through this, I do feel for all the mothers who have though. I admire you for your strength and courage to fight through it all. You’re an amazing mom!

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    • Admin2

      January 6, 2017

      Thank you Marceline, that means a lot. It has made the desire to have another child practically none-existent. But I know that I will eventually get there.

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  • Allan Jardin

    January 6, 2017

    congratulations. proverbs 24:16 “for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again”

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    • Admin2

      January 6, 2017

      Thank you for sharing this scripture. I think we will all fall over and over again in life, but we can get back up with the help of our Savior.

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  • Wanderlust Vegans

    January 6, 2017

    It’s interesting to hear your perspective of PPD, glad to hear you are feeling better. We aren’t religious, nor having childern, so it is hard to relate to what you’ve gone through.

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 6, 2017

      Thank you for taking the time to read my story. Maybe it will assist you in helping someone in the future!

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  • Our Family World

    January 6, 2017

    And despite all of that, I still think you did a great job. I can completely empathize with you, there will always be times when we will question ourselves but that’s a bad habit. And regret always comes after it.

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 6, 2017

      I agree wholeheartedly. It is so hard not to question yourself as a mama, but I think it gets easier as time goes on.

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  • Ashlea

    January 6, 2017

    Thank you for sharing this. A lot of mother’s need to read this and know they are not alone. I also suffered from post partum depression but not as severe. I am glad you seeked out professional help. It takes a strong person to know when they need help and seeking it out. I am happy to hear youbare doing so much better. You are one tough mama.

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 6, 2017

      Thank you for taking the time to read my story, Ashlea. PPD is it’s own beast and affects everyone differently. Good work on being strong!

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  • Anna nuttall

    January 7, 2017

    So cute and thank you for sharing this. I hope 2017 will bring more happiness. xx

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  • Kim

    January 7, 2017

    It is so beautiful how you opened up, expressed your feelings and got professional help! It is wonderful to hear that your are doing better now 🙂 I wish you the best!

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 7, 2017

      Thank you Kim! I really appreciate your kind words. I am so grateful for doing better now as well. Wishing you the best as well!

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  • Nikki

    January 7, 2017

    It’s great that you’re honest about his. It helps others going through the same thing know that they are not alone.

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 7, 2017

      Thank you Nikki. I hope to help as many women as I can. Everyone deserves to know that they are not the only one suffering!

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  • Lydia

    January 13, 2017

    Thank you for your honesty here. I know that with my 3rd, I dealt with some PPD. It’s not joke. (and your squish is absolutely adorable)

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    • Admin2

      January 13, 2017

      It really is no joke. I think some people think you can just snap right out of it, but it definitely doesn’t work like that! Thank you, I think he is quite cute myself.

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  • Mommy Scene - Katie

    January 16, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear and I’m so glad you were open to getting the support you needed. Your baby is so adorable! I have 3 myself, and I haven’t struggled with PPD, but it’s a busy mommy life for sure.

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    • Kaitlyn Brough

      January 17, 2017

      Oh I can only imagine what 3 would be like! I will be there someday, just not too quickly. The support has definitely been incredible and so empowering. Every mama needs a village to help her be successful!

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