My story: I know that I am not alone

Esther shares her challenges with anxiety disorder and pregnancy. But despite her struggles, the most important thing she realised is that she is not alone.

It was a pretty lonely experience. I kept telling myself that I was excited to be pregnant, especially because I had wanted to have children very badly, but I felt in free-fall.

Despite having — and mostly overcoming — some late-onset postpartum depression about a year after she was born, we decided to add a sibling to our family.

I went on to have the home birth I hoped for, and despite the challenges of parenting with an anxiety disorder, I know that I am not alone.



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