This Month In
When I was growing up, it didn’t occur to me Mom would want to be anything other than what she was — a wife and mother. She worked hard from the moment she awakened until her day was done long after the rest of us had gone to bed. Maybe before she drifted off to sleep she thought of dreams she had nurtured as a young girl, but she didn’t mention them. It just wasn’t done in those days. There was so much work demanding attention in the house and around the farm, most women of Mom’s generation never had time to speak of their secret longings.
Post-partum mood disorder (PMD) is the No. 1 complication with childbirth. It affects 15 to 20 percent of new mothers and is often undiagnosed in women, leaving new moms worrying and wondering why they don’t feel “normal.”