For more about preeclampsia, please visit the Preeclampsia Foundation. Their site was a daily source of information, resources and advice from health care educators and providers, moms who have and are going through preeclampsia. I vented, I got affirmed, prayed for and reached out to in their many forums. To say that the last few months of my pregnancy and the first year and a half of her life was tough, is an understatement. You will cry. You will get frustrated at yourself and at others. Its okay. But there are people who truly understand what you and your family are going through. There are researchers and educators who are ensuring that a mom won't have to go through the same experiences. Shoot me an email, if you're worried. Connect with the Preeclampsia Foundation, find a Facebook family or group. You will be prayed for. You will get the emotional help you need.
So take a deep breath, give your worry to God and be a humble witness to some of the world's tiniest fighters. They are truly stronger than they look.
This was a resource I visited in the summer of 2015. I thought I knew about postpartum depression, but all I had were distorted images, cliches and stereotypes of what ppd looks like. It's different for everyone. But know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Postpartum Support International