Yesterday on Mamamia, we ran a moving post from a woman named Lisa who was diagnosed with post natal depression after the birth of her twin daughters.
Today we’re bringing you a post from her husband Matt, who writes with searing honesty about what it was like to be living with Lisa and caring for their daughters while she went through post natal depression.
Looking back on it, my feelings are that Lisa’s post-natal depression was suffered by both of us. From the moment we arrived home with our twin girls from the hospital, we were like two children again, except this time with children. I can’t remember feeling that helpless, like I was standing in the sea and was being pounded by wave after wave. I certainly didn’t feel unhappy at the time, and I don’t believe that I was, but our lives had changed so significantly – we were hostages to our children and their requirements.