Although her oldest child, Ben, is 10 years old, Andrea Scher, 44, feels like a new mom again.
Scher suffered from maternal depression after Ben was born, eventually recovering with the help of antidepressants and psychotherapy. She was understandably relieved that her depression didn’t return after the birth of her second son.
But now she’s struggling again.
Once more, Scher is having anxiety attacks and it’s difficult for her to sleep through the night.
“At 3 a.m., an electric current of fear shoots through my body, because I worry about my kids and how I am doing as a mom. My nervous system is in overdrive. I can’t believe I’m feeling this way all over again,” she says…