From posting “happy” photos on social media to stories of panic attacks at night, social media users are reporting postpartum anxiety and depression after the murder of two children in Duxbury earlier this week. I share my experience.
“I posted happy pictures on social media, but in my heart I didn’t know how to survive,” said Sarah Cuthbertson, member of the Lexington School Board. increase. twitter Thursday.
She later told her family that something was “strange” about her, but they didn’t know what to say.
“My advice: If you think something is ‘off’ with your loved one, ask them again and again. “Even if the person says it’s okay, even if they’re upset about what you asked,” she wrote. I am grateful for my close circle of wonderful people who ask me often.
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Lindsay Clancy, 32, was charged with attempting suicide by strangling her 5-year-old daughter, 3-year-old son, and 7-month-old son at her home in Duxbury on Tuesday night.
According to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz, two older children — Cora Clancy, 5, and Dawson Clancy, 3 — were killed and a young boy and Lindsey Clancy were hospitalized.
According to Cruz, the Duxbury Police Department received a call from Clancy’s husband around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Her husband returned to his home at 47 Summer Street and reported what authorities suspected was a suicide attempt by his wife. First responders also found three children unconscious and traumatized, Cruz said.
According to sources, WBZ iTeam that Clancy suffered from postpartum psychosis;
Postpartum psychosis affects 0.089 to 2.6 per 1,000 live births, according to the Cleveland Clinic. The website says there is.
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“In severe cases, PPP patients may seek to harm themselves or the newborn,” it reads. “The condition is treatable, and early treatment increases the chances of a favorable outcome.”
Clancy’s Facebook profile and banner photos are mostly filled with adorable pictures of her and her three children. Her profile picture remains a smiling picture of her youngest son.
According to The Boston Globe, she also opened up about her previous struggle with postpartum anxiety on Facebook in July. , nutrition and mindset, the Grove reported.
“It made a big difference,” she wrote on Facebook, according to the paper.
Officials haven’t confirmed whether Clancy suffered from mental health issues related to the birth of her child, but women across the United States have spoken openly about their own problems after giving birth.
In a public Facebook post, one user shared: [postpartum depression] So much so that after one of my children my husband had to call the doctor and take me in right away.
“And thank God for it,” she wrote.
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During her pregnancy, Summer Fontaine said, “I couldn’t get the help I needed because there’s no special place for pregnant people.”
“This is a reminder that the health sector is overwhelmed. I’m thrown out to medical care who may or may not be sent home in an ’emergency.’ It’s like they had Jeff make a plan for me,” Fontaine wrote.
Doctor Sherry PagotoThe psychologist and professor said she would rather have been in a “horrible car accident” than go through the trauma of childbirth, which included two surgeries.
“My trauma happened in childbirth so it didn’t seem to be considered trauma at all. Everyone moved on,” she wrote on Twitter. I couldn’t fall asleep.”
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Although she is a licensed psychologist, she still speculated about her feelings.
“And I’m a clinical psychologist, but everyone around me saw the factual, non-here-to-be-found reactions and said, ‘Oh, isn’t this just part of the process?’ Needless to say, I was too tired to think straight,” she wrote.
She could not diagnose herself.
“I wasn’t myself, but I didn’t realize it,” she said I have written“I can see it when I look back now, but I couldn’t see it halfway through.”
The social media commenter has a similar relationship with Lindsay Clancy, who worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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