I wrote this poem about antenatal depression. I was expecting I’d get postpartum psychosis. I was told my chances were 1:2. This is my second baby. I’m 10 weeks postpartum. I felt really really low the other day rang the other day rang the psychiatrist and begged for antidepressants but then came on my period and feel better. I’m not sure if I will take them as depression is better than mania. Think I might see what my cpn thinks of me on Friday she’s so nice. This was what I wrote to try and lift myself up again it’s not great but writing my feelings down has helped.
When the world is turning yet you are standing still
When darkness surrounds you there’s still light within.
When happiness is all around yet you’re feeling blue
Never forget there are people who believe in you.
Walk on the sand and feel the wind in your hair
Don’t let the feelings drive you to despair.
Look around you because happiness is there
It’s just hiding right now which doesn’t seem fair.
In the eyes of your children you are more than enough
Remember that when the days are tough.
Depression is invisible but the feelings are not
When you climb over the hill the pain I promise does stop.