In just a few weeks my twins will turn one, and I will be 44. I am an older mom who thought I knew what I was getting myself into, but I am finally realizing that despite all the advice given to me and research I did on my own, I was truly not prepared. What I can say is that at this moment in time we are all happy and healthy, which I know is the most important thing.
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Thanks to a recent push in research and legislation as well as celebrities like Brooke Shields, Hayden Panettiere, Adele and Chrissy Teigen openly sharing their personal accounts, postpartum depression is receiving much more attention than ever before.
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I had always liked the idea of having a family. In fact, I was frightened that it might not happen for me. But I could never picture myself as a mother. I liked having routine and order in my life, with occasional bursts of spontaneity that were on my terms.