1. Island Fever 3: Matrimony - Chapter 05


    Date: 11/15/2017, Categories: Diary, Lesbian, Straight Sex, Romance, Author: JeremyDCP, Source: sexstories.com

    [[[-IF3M-05.TXT-]]] ---------------- Island Fever 3: Matrimony Written by: JeremyDCP M/F, F/F and a whole lot more ---------------- Chapter 05: "Prelude" Considering the fact that I actually spent 16 years on a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with little to no contact from the outside world whatsoever, I thought of myself as somewhat of a quasi-expert when it came to the subject of mental health and depression. I certainly had been to my fair share of psychiatrists and similar medical professionals throughout the years. If anything, I was an absolute authority on what it was like to feel lonely and hopeless, with no light at the end of the tunnel. Because of what I had been through in the past, I had a much better grasp and understanding of Pamela's bout of Postpartum Depression than most - if not all - of the other ladies. Postpartum Depression is just that - depression. It is a clinical, acute mental health disorder. Most women tend to experience a dip in their mood following the birth of a child. It may be a mild mood swing that is barely noticed, or a huge, emotional crash that can take months or even years to recover from. The high of giving birth wears off and anxiety may start to set in, and the mother's normal routine is quickly disrupted as the round-the-clock demands of a newborn are intense and require considerable stamina and patience. Breastfeeding can present a serious challenge, or the new mother may feel discomfort or pain from healing, ...
    or other health issues. What can result from these drastic changes is a wide range of social and psychological factors associated with having a baby which may create an increased risk of depression. Such changes can have a direct influence on feelings of fatigue and hopelessness. All body systems contribute to how our brains function, and how we, in turn, perceive the world. Simply put, having a newborn is a very challenging and exhausting ordeal. In some cases, unrealistic expectations of what a new baby will be like can create a profound sense of failure, robbing a mother of her self-confidence before it even has a chance to develop. She may wonder, why is it so difficult for me? She may perceive motherhood as being so easy for everyone else, yet incredibly difficult for her. Pamela had already explained to us how she felt so happy and on top of the world while actually pregnant, and then how those feelings all but vanished almost the very instant she gave birth. It certainly did not help that I left her alone in the hospital that first night; I should have stayed instead of opting to go home to be with the other ladies. Apparently, Pamela had a very rough time that evening trying to get Piper to settle down and eventually fall asleep. She actually felt frantic and overwhelmed, and was in tears. I am still quite angry at myself for not opting to stay and spend the night with her - a better husband would have (I hate to admit that). Pamela was also very insecure about her ...
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