Motherhood is a gift that will change your life forever. Trying to become a mother is a serious and challenging step in a woman’s life that demands a kind of self-awareness that is almost sacrificial. You must assess yourself in your entirety (mentally, emotionally, and physically) to see if you are ready to hold the responsibility and honor of creating another life. As Daoshing Ni writes in his book The Tao of Fertility, “Too often we move through life on automatic pilot, unaware of the changes taking place around – let alone within – us.
Depression affects more people than we like to think. It is one of the most common illnesses. Almost everyone will experience depression at least once in their lives. In order to be holistically healthy, we need to think about maintaining our emotional and mental health, as much as our physical health.