2 thoughts on “  Why The Daughter of a Narcissistic/Difficult Mother Is At Risk For Postpartum Depression

  • November 18, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    This was me 24 years ago. My difficult mother had died 5 years before my son. I lost twin girls the year before he was born and the reasons that happened put me on bedrest for the entire pregnancy. So I was rigid with fear the whole time this baby might die too. I was hours away from family so my husband and I were the only ones there for each other. My dad just remarried and visited one afternoon of my 30 weeks bedrest. My mother in law worried aloud the whole time. And after my son was born mother in law put so many demands on me I couldn’t cope. I was trying to figure out breastfeeding by myself. There was a older lady, a German-born nurse who lived in my small town and heard the desperation in my voice. She came to my house at 11 pm to help me figure out my breastfeeding problems. She saved me life I’m sure.

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    • November 18, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      I’m so glad you made it through. And yes, the breastfeeding help- so important in helping a young mother. My daughter has become a lactation consultant and I am so proud of her and the work she does. Thank you so very much for writing.

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