Hi! I'm Emily
I’m so glad that you stumbled upon my tiny little slice of the internet! It is my hope that I can help guide you in this wild ride of motherhood.
How did I end up here?
in December 2018, I had my son after a three-day-long, very traumatic birthing experience that ended un a C-section that I had to be put under anesthesia for. Throughout my entire pregnancy, even my birthing experience, it seemed like the odds kept stacking against me. I had a traumatic pregnancy fraught with complications, and a traumatic birthing experience, which lead me straight through the door of a traumatic first year of my sons life.
About three months postpartum, I returned back to my teaching job, only to come home and experience my first panic attack. Those panic attacks with time became more frequent and more intense. My church family did their best to help at the time, but I found the advice they gave didn’t help. It wasn’t that they didn’t care, it was simply that they were ill equipped to assist in a struggle as big as mine. My struggle strained my marriage, my relationship with my son, my career, and my faith in God.
After many months, I finally admitted that this struggle was bigger than myself, and I began to seek professional help. I was finally given a few word to describe what was ailing my mind:
Postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety.
Through time, professional help, and reigniting my faith in the Lord, I learned how to grow through those diagnoses. I learned a rhythm of motherhood that worked the best for me, and I slowly began to heal.
My hope for The Overcoming Mom is to give you the solutions I wish I had! I want to give you the advice, encouragement, resources, and strength that I wish someone could have gave me as a new mom in the throes of a mental health crisis.
I pray you are blessed and encouraged to overcome those things that overwhelm you. Whether it’s issues of faith, marriage struggles, mothering woes, parenting battles, or the fights in our own mind. Know you are a warrior, and if nobody else is cheering you on, then you better believe I will!
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