Emma Riches, a mother of four, was admitted to Bethlem with "puerperal insanity," or what we would now call postnatal depression. She had suffered from the illness after the births of each of the children, and been admitted to the same hospital before.
This article is so true, and I'm sure all moms out there can attest to this. We really do need to be more helpful to new moms, more considerate of their taking time on leave, and less demanding of their emotional and body image. Society really has placed high expectations of women, and I have felt this way more than I would like to admit.
I used to matter or so I thought. You looked at me like there was no one else in the world but me. How does that just stop? Especially when I beg for a reason and do everything I can to make it better but that just makes you more angry that I tried..??