“When we’re feeling confused, angry, scared, anxious and lost, all we really need is validation. It’s important to know that we are NOT crazy and that we’re not alone. We need to share, vent, cry, and laugh with other women who are going through the same things. Doctors, therapists, friends, and spouses are extremely important, however it feels good to hear other moms going through the same thing cheer you on like ‘I hear you, you’re doing good. You got this mama!’
Obviously, Peanut doesn’t replace a doctor’s diagnostics, however it can provide that sense of validation to so many moms who feel lost. The fact that you can post anonymously on the app was a huge factor for me. Some women might not have the great support system that I had or a doctor who really takes the time to listen... It was important for me to find people that I could find others to relate to right after experiencing a panic attack without having leave the house or even in bed.
Mamas: it isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. Don’t be fooled by social media, it isn’t always picture-perfect. Follow your instinct, reach out and deal with each situation in a way that you feel is best for you and your child. You are stronger than you think you are.” Cindy, Mount Shasta, California