The Path to Becoming

by Angie Pope If you’d asked me 10 years ago if I thought there was a path that led me out of my trauma and into happiness and growth I’d have said no. I might have believed that there was one that led to a place of contentment- where perhaps I was free of myContinue reading “The Path to Becoming”

A Raw Account of Motherhood with Postpartum Depression – Part 5

. . . continued from My PPD Story . . . The truth is I don’t know how this story is going to end. I can pinpoint the exact therapy sessions during which I finally chose to release the pain of my past and how glorious it felt as the ugliness physically left my body,Continue reading “A Raw Account of Motherhood with Postpartum Depression – Part 5”

A Raw Account of Motherhood with Postpartum Depression – Part 4

. . . continued from My PPD Story . . . When the baby arrived and the surge of post-pregnancy hormones washed over me, I felt at peace for a brief moment. I was happy in my little life, content with my wondrous family and the breath of fresh air a newborn brings into yourContinue reading “A Raw Account of Motherhood with Postpartum Depression – Part 4”

A Raw Account of Motherhood with Postpartum Depression – Part 3

. . . continued from My PPD Story . . . My husband’s grandmother lost her in-home caretaker and my mother-in-law volunteered to stay with her while they sought a replacement. Turns out the arrangement was a rather good one and remains indefinite to date. This is wonderful, with the exception that it essentially leftContinue reading “A Raw Account of Motherhood with Postpartum Depression – Part 3”

A Raw Account of Motherhood with Postpartum Depression – Part 2

. . . continued from My PPD Story . . . When I discovered I was pregnant with my first child shortly after completing the intensive outpatient program, I stopped all prescriptions.  I knew the darkness inside me was not good for my baby or myself, but I also knew the risks I would beContinue reading “A Raw Account of Motherhood with Postpartum Depression – Part 2”

A Raw Account of Motherhood with Postpartum Depression – Part 1

The following is an excerpt from an article I wrote in January 2015 about my postpartum journey.  There are so many layers to my story, I am not sure where to begin. Motherhood has been fickle for me; consistently inconsistent, if you will. Some days, I’m on top of my game, juggling diapers and LegosContinue reading “A Raw Account of Motherhood with Postpartum Depression – Part 1”

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