How Having a Baby Helped My Mental Health Recovery

June 19, 2019 Megan Rahm

Having a baby affected my mental health recovery. I knew when my daughter was born three years ago that my life would never be the same. I had lots of support, but I still wasn't sure how having a baby would affect my recovery from schizoaffective disorder.

What's It Like Having a Baby and Being a Mom with Schizoaffective Disorder?

I don't think anyone is ever truly prepared to have a baby -- mental illness or not. You can read all the books you want while you're pregnant, but you won't fully understand what it's like to be a parent until you're in the thick of it. I had no idea what my schizoaffective symptoms would be like as a mom.

Having a Baby Has Had a Positive Impact on My Recovery

I am doing surprisingly well, and in many ways being a mom has helped my schizoaffective disorder recovery. In this video, I discuss how learning my strength and feeling a sense of purpose has helped me thrive.

Let me know how having a baby has affected your recovery in the comments below.

APA Reference
Rahm, M. (2019, June 19). How Having a Baby Helped My Mental Health Recovery, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 23 from

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