When I first found I was going to become a mother, it wasn’t my freedom or independence I was afraid of losing... I was terrified of not being good enough, not being able to love enough. Funny, as I think about this today, I remember the exact moment these fears vanished for me.
When I got an invitation to visit Alabama in early August, it sounded like just the adventure we needed. The moment we stepped from the plane, a heavy, humid heat greeted us. That sultry weather was the backdrop of a week of lazy poolside days and incredible southern cuisine.
We have been told that depression is always caused by a chemical imbalance and cured by a chemical fix—a prescription. More than 30 million Americans take antidepressants, including one in seven women, and one in four women of reproductive age.