Postpartum intrusive thoughts are surprisingly common, but we don't talk about them nearly enough. It's time for that to change.
As a born and raised planner, I had my life figured out pretty early on. But things quickly changed when I went to school with a baby.
I was sure that my second son couldn't possibly be mine. I had no idea it was a symptom of postpartum depression, lurking beneath the new-mom exhaustion.
Untreated mental illness can lead pregnant women and new moms to take their own lives. Shame and stigma sometimes stop them from getting help in time.
I'm going to do things a little differently—and not be so hard on myself—with my second baby.