'I'd always wanted to be a mum. But after I gave birth, I felt nothing but fear and guilt.'
“When I was pregnant, I knew in the back of my mind it would get me.”
"In the first few weeks with my newborn, I had the worst anxiety I've ever experienced."
Life with PND: 'I would walk down the street 5 times a day, hoping someone would talk to me.'
Tiffany De Sousa Machado
'After having my second baby, I developed an obsession that was ruining our lives.'
'After my baby's birth, I felt I'd made a huge mistake. It's my most painful memory.'
"The hardest part of being pregnant is giving people the reaction they want."
'I sat in my psych's office with a straight face. At the time, I didn't know I was lying.'
"I broke down and cried, hiding in the bathroom from the kids."
'I couldn't hold my baby. I didn't want to. I counted the hours until she fell asleep.'
Dads get postnatal depression too.
"My 40-hour back-to-back labour left me mentally and physically broken."
"I cried every day from my last day of work until my baby was born."
VIDEO: Jessica Rowe is searingly honest about her Post Natal Depression.
I was so excited about being a dad, but no one prepared me for this.
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