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Mom, 25, Kills Herself After Giving Birth To Healthy Daughter

Motherhood
Mothers who continued to share a room or a bed with their infants beyond six months were likely to feel judged. Aditya Romansa/Unsplash

There’s a common saying that motherhood changes a woman. And at the very first glance at the child they carried in their womb for nine months, their joy can only be matched by the love they would feel for him/her that they’d give their all in keeping them safe and making sure they’re given the love they deserve.

But while the saying is true for all mothers, not everyone turns out the same because some, unfortunately, have mental illnesses that get severely affected by childbirth. This doesn’t make a woman a bad mother, nor does it mean that the woman didn’t care for her child. Rather, it’s a disease that clouds their thinking and judgment since mothers (especially new ones) can experience obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder.

Such is the case for Chloe McDaid, who was a young and “fantastic” mom to her 8-month-old daughter when she was found dead by her father, just before she turned 25 years old.

According to her mom Mandy McDaid, Chloe was a wonderful mother to her daughter, as well as the type of person to always be there for her friends. Unfortunately, she took her own life after losing her battle with her mental health problems. As such, her mom is trying to spread awareness regarding mental health and how it’s so much more common these days, even if people don’t seem like they’ll ever fall prey to it, with Chloe herself being not the type that would harm herself.

Motherhood and Mental Health

If you’re ever in this position, it’s important to know that you’re not alone and it’s common for women to have such feelings, especially if you’ve experienced either real or perceived trauma during your delivery. What’s important is that it is not your fault and will never be.

It’s also important to know that when you have such feelings, getting professional help and assistance is one of the best decisions you can make. Motherhood is both wonderful and strange, so be kind to yourself and get the best resources you need to help yourself be better.

Motherhood Mothers who continued to share a room or a bed with their infants beyond six months were likely to feel judged. Aditya Romansa/Unsplash

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