Bipolar Disorder and Motherhood/Pregnancy

Christine Ombima
Posted March 8, 2019 from Kenya
Mental Wellness

I want to say something to all the moms out there. Your job is probably the most important job in the world. Here’s why I say this: Between the 3rd trimester and around the second year, a child’s brain almost doubles in density. During that period of time, they’re making constant neurological connections in the brain, which will lay the foundation for them later on in life. Think of it like a tree’s root system: the ones that go down first—they go down the deepest and spread out the most. So, quite literally, by caring for that child, you are facilitating the brain growth that is the foundation for everything they will ever do. Everything everyone will ever do.

Of course, our culture doesn’t always acknowledge your value. You sacrifice so much, and this often goes unacknowledged and unappreciated. You empty yourselves completely, so as to ensure the well-being of your children. And this is often in addition to caring for others, too. Here, in this group, there’s also the bipolar disorder to manage, as well. That’s so much giving.

Thank you for laying the foundations of our world. Thank you for the endless sacrifices. Thank you for the sleepless nights, even as you get older—as you continue to pray for and/or think about your children. Thank you for sacrificing your bodies for the sake of continued life. Know that you’re still beautiful, despite how you feel. You’re appreciated greatly. I see you.

You are angels, but you are also warriors! And that’s one hell of a combination of things to be! Stay strong and keep fighting. I am a Fighter........ 

I hope you have a happy Friday!

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Mar 08, 2019
Mar 08, 2019

Women are goddesses!!!

Jill Langhus
Mar 08, 2019
Mar 08, 2019

Hi Christine,

Thanks for sharing your lovely, empathetic and appreciative post and tribute to all the moms out there... good job:-)

Mar 08, 2019
Mar 08, 2019

I needed to hear that today. Thank you!

Anne Dupont
Mar 08, 2019
Mar 08, 2019

Dear Christine,

Women are unsung heros in so many facets of our lives! We are nurturers, providers and yes, resilient and tenacious warriors! Thank you for this tribute to women everywhere. We do some of the hardest work imaginable with little complaint or accolades. We are amazing!



Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Mar 12, 2019
Mar 12, 2019

Hello, Christine,

Empowered women empower women! Thank you for this sincere tribute to mothers. I love it so much!

Thank you for sharing!