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I bought Mindful Birthing this weekend.  Wow - it's the mindset that I hope I can stay in.   After reading it, I remember that I spontaneously started saying during contractions.   "Just this minute."   I liked the counting breaths during contractions idea - that you know after X breats, the contraction would be over.   Still worried about the first moments of feeling the coming contraction.  That was the worse for me.  But as the book suggests, don't sit here at 36...
I did hyponobabies for my first birth.  I think it had benefits but I didn't find it "good" for my birthing experience.  I really don't think it prepared me for how tough childbirth would be.  In fact I remember yelling "this is pain!" when thinking about the hypnobabies tracks.  I got really angry that I didn't get the "peaceful, easy, comfortable childbirth that I deserved."   I really wished that the tracks prepared me for the experience of feeling pain and then...
As others have said, the psychoactive properties of MJ  might really amp up the stuff your feeling with PPD.   I really suggest finding therapist/dr who specialize in treating PPD and taking a standard antidepresent.  There are a lot of other meds besides Zoloft.  I bf'ed while taking clexia with no side effects to baby.  Is always a benefit and risk balance, but I was encouraged that biggest concern my ped had was lack of weight gain for the baby (besides having a...
first time - 10 weeks tired and smell aversions this time - tired immediately but then I was tired before :)  Mild crampy feeling 4 weeks and on.
A follow up on the OP comment about finding a "birth trauma" EMDR specialist.  My therapist was not birth trauma specialist at all. Just compassionate. She was never dismissive of my experience which was not a "horrific" birth but just bad for me.
yes yes yes.   For me it made an amazing difference.   I had bad PPD and PTSD after the birth of my LO.  PPD started within hours of her birth and just got worse and worse.  I saw one bad therapist who said walk around the block, get help from friends, take some pills and everything will work out.  Meanwhile, I'm going crazy, everything made me angry, I had no bonding with baby, had lots of anger over my birth experience and just wanted to leave my child and...
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