After giving birth, a woman’s hormones change altering her emotional state aside from the physical aspects of delivering a life into this world. With my oldest son, I experienced postpartum depression in what seemed like the worst way. It took me almost a year to feel “normal” again. When I got into spiritual healing, I was able to identify some of the root causes of my postpartum depression experience in conjunction with the physical, emotional, and hormonal changes. Some of those were:
- Fear of embracing change
- Feeling unworthy
- Lack of self-care and self love
- Living in the past
- Guilt and shame
- Setting unrealistic expectations
This time after giving birth, my mental and emotional health has been just as important if not more important than my physical health. I’m still working on me but I’m in a good space mentally. I’ve had days this time where my energy was low and I felt off balance with my emotions and hormones changing but those days have not turned into weeks or months like they did three years ago. I’m much more aware and proactive in getting myself centered. Here are some affirmations from my journal.
I am the vessel that was chosen to create a miracle by bringing a new life into this world. I am grateful that God loves me and chose me to experience this.
My old life was great. I am thankful for those times that have passed. Now I have been gifted a new life and I am looking forward to experiencing more joy, more love, and more growth.
I may not understand all of the changes that are occurring right now but I will trust that everything is working out for my highest and best good.
I give thanks for this moment now. I gave birth. I am proud of this accomplishment.
I am a strong and powerful spiritual being.
I do not have to lose my identity because I’m a mother. I’m allowed to reinvent myself as many times as I need to.
I can change. Change is good.
I accept and love me just as I am.
I am doing my best. I am good enough and I am worthy.
I fill my cup up first so that I may have more love to give.
”All That is Love”
The Book of Corinthian
Check out me and my Junie baby in this picture when he was a few months old back in 2015.