Sunday, 7 December 2008

Jessica Rowe

Another story that caught my eye today was this one, about Jessica Rowe's post natal depression:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/lifeandstyle/people/jessica-rowes-scaryobessessive-ideas/2008/12/06/1228257377860.html

I was interested in her revelation that she had thoughts of harming her baby. I wonder how common this is - I've certainly had moments when thoughts like this have popped into my mind. I've never felt like acting on them at all - I've put them down to exhaustion and not worried. I guess if they were there all the time I'd be concerned.

I admire her for speaking out - the image the media and public figures normally give us of motherhood is far removed from the day to day reality.