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My experience with postpartum rage

Motherhood is supposed to be filled with joy and love, but for me, it also came with something unexpected: postpartum rage. I never thought I'd be the kind of mom who would feel such intense anger, but it became a very real part of my life after giving birth.

It started with the little things.

One night, after finally getting the baby to sleep, I accidentally stepped on a toy on my way back to bed. The pain was bad, but the rage that followed was worse. I felt a sudden, uncontrollable fury that made me want to scream and throw things. It was like a storm inside me, and it was terrifying.

Other times, it would be something as simple as my partner forgetting to do something that he was supposed to do. Instead of just feeling annoyed, I would explode with anger. I could see the shock and hurt in his eyes, which only made me feel worse. I was scared of my own emotions and the damage they were causing to my relationships.

These moments of rage left me feeling guilty and ashamed.

I felt like I was failing as a mother and a partner. I started to doubt myself and my ability to be the calm, loving mom I wanted to be. It was a dark and lonely place to be in, and I didn’t know how to talk about it.

But here’s what I’ve learned: postpartum rage is more common than we think. It’s a part of the postpartum experience that many moms go through but rarely discuss. It doesn’t make you a bad mom. It doesn’t mean you don’t love your baby. It just means you’re human and dealing with a lot of changes and challenges.

Talking about it has been a huge relief for me. Finding support from other moms who understand what I’m going through has made a big difference. If you’re experiencing postpartum rage, know that you’re not alone. Reach out for help, talk about it, and take care of yourself. You deserve support and understanding, just like any other mom.

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