Real Mum Stories

What all mums who struggle with PND need to hear

Four years ago I welcomed my second child, a little girl, into the world. What was supposed to be one of the greatest times of my life was overshadowed by guilt, anxiety and anger, all of which I couldn’t understand and all of which I hated myself for feeling.

To this day, I still regret having these awful thoughts and refusing help for as long as I did. So, to the mother I was four years ago, and to every other mother out there who has been trapped under the darkness that comes with post natal depression, this is for you.

PND

The imperfections of post natal depression

To look at my life from the outside four years ago, I had it all – a happy marriage, a lovely home, a healthy son and a newborn daughter. I literally had everything I ever wanted. I should have been over the moon. I should have been grateful. I should have been happy.

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written by:

Jenna Galley

Born and raised in Canada, Jenna traded in the cold mountain air for the laid back lifestyle of Australia nine years ago. She is now a mum to one son, one daughter, one dog and one cat, all of whom live with her and her partner in Cairns, QLD. When not writing about the ups and downs of parenting, she is usually outside doing some form of physical activity or indulging in a glass of antioxidant-infused fruit drink. Okay, it's wine.