dampscribbler: (postpartum)
I need to go back one of these days to revisit my posts during Miss M's first year of life. I've recently seen a couple of them, and was pleased that they were actually fairly pleasant and reflective of the great things about having a baby. Because it should not be overlooked that having a baby is a great thing, and I was immensely enjoying my new daughter.

But.

I was also having a hell of a difficult time adjusting. I'll be exploring these experiences in the coming months -- I'm hoping to write some articles or possibly even a book about my experiences, and of course the process of training to work with expecting moms and new mothers (as well as watching my best friend go through it all, she's due in June) will require and inspire lots of reflection on my part. Some of it I'll share here, I imagine. To begin it, I'm currently researching the existing literature (at least that which is available online) regarding post-partum depression. What strikes me as I'm reading this stuff is that either (1) the experts really don't have a clue what it's like, or (2), what I had wasn't post-partum depression, but needs a name because it sure wasn't what I think of as healthy.

I'd love to have feedback from any parents (yes, dads included) regarding the following.

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