*I want to make it clear at the outset that I do not know how Plexus will work for you. In fact, I am not qualified even to tell you it is safe or healthy. I have made a calculated risk, and it was a decision I did not make lightly. Please, please, please talk to your doctor or midwife before you try this! Even then, pray for wisdom. *
I found out I was expecting our seventh child a few months ago.
I was stunned.
I was scared.
I had just talked with a therapist who had told me of the dangers of going through another depression, how the depression I would surely experience with another baby would be my worst ever.
What in the world was I going to do?!
I had heard about Plexus from my cousin, a woman I trust. I was hesitant because I only had heard about this product from those who sell it. That was not a comfort to me. However, I just kept hearing over and over again how it had helped people with depression.
So, even though we couldn't afford it, even though I ways scared it could be hurtful to me or the baby, I chose to try.
After one week, my depression, which had already become fairly severe, was manageable.
Just to be clear - my depression was not gone. However, if I took care of myself in the ways I knew how to (you can see my "What Helped" post for more information), I did not feel the depression.
Even if I failed to do all the things I needed to do, I was able to still reign the depression in when it came.
Another side affect came along a few weeks into taking the products: Energy, lots and lots of energy. I have six children ages 9 and under and am pregnant with #7, yet I feel like a teenager. I can get up at 6AM and go until 11PM without a nap, without collapsing, without getting frustrated in exhaustion by the childish messes my kids make. I feel alive again, sustainably energetic and depression-free.
Prenatal and Postpartum depression have robbed me of my life for seven years. I have almost no memories of my children's little years from the first the first depression to now. My children and husband have suffered alongside me. One of my daughters was asked to describe me to a counselor. She used three words: sick, pregnant, stressed. That just about sums it up, as hurtful as it sounds.
As I look ahead to our near future, I am no longer filled with dread but with hope. My baby and I, my other precious children, and my wonderful husband can all enjoy this special time before we become a family of nine. What a mercy from the Lord!