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Overcoming Postpartum Depression

Overcoming Postpartum Depression

by Christa Ashworth

I was really looking forward to being a mom.  I had my first baby when I was 27 years old, and I felt like I could conquer the world.  I had been able to do almost everything I had put my mind to up until this point in my life, so when I experienced struggle after struggle with my newborn, I started to fall apart.  A few weeks after my daughter was born, I could feel myself slipping into some cloud of darkness.  I was experiencing all the new mom things like not sleeping, not showering and not having a moment to call my own – but also an underweight infant who had breastfeeding problems.  And my hormones must have been in total revolt against me.  I wanted to curl up into a ball on my bathroom floor and never see the world again.

Video: Jesus is your Bridge to Freedom

Video: Jesus is your Bridge to Freedom

Jesus is our Freedom Bridge

Sue Detweiler, founder of ChristianMomTalk.com, shares a picture she had of people who were behind bars and trapped in challenging life situations.  Moms can experience postpartum depression, disappointments, marital conflicts, financial issues and other stresses that trap them and impact their ability to be effective parents to their children.  This short picture encourages you to turn to Jesus in faith and obedience and to trust Him to set you free. Look for more Video Podcasts in the future.