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Postpartum Depression Made Me Resent My Children For Existing

kieferpix/Getty Trigger Warning: Severe Depression/Postpartum Depression I did not like my children when this photo was taken. Tiffany Jenkins/Facebook I actually resented them for existing. Kaiden was 17 months old and Chloe 1 month, and I didn’t want to be their mother. I didn’t want to change their diapers, feed them, and most of the…

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Why No One Wants The 184 Ounces Of Breastmilk In My Freezer

Sutthiwat Srikhrueadam/Getty One of the moms is crying again. I keep my daughter cradled against my breast with one arm, and—while trying not to flash everyone too much in the process—hand the baby nearest us the rattle he is straining to reach, listening to her explanation between the sniffles and sobs. Next to us, a…

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We Can’t Forget About Postpartum Moms During The Pandemic

Scary Mommy and isayildiz/Getty On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and then on April 10, a close friend gave birth to a baby. The weeks leading up to the baby’s birth were full of stress, uncertainty, and questions with no easy answers. Where would she give birth? Would her…

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Our Son’s Circumcision Site Became Infected, And He Nearly Died

Scary Mommy and Nenov/Getty “Your baby’s too sick to stay here. We’re going to transfer him to the PICU where he can get more care.” As I processed the nurse’s words, a tsunami of panic engulfed me. I gasped for air. Moments earlier, my newborn son had been urgently admitted to the hospital’s pediatric unit.…

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