Episode 16: Tabitha’s Story

This week, I talk with Tabitha Grassmid about her memoir, The Warrior Within Me .  Tabitha is the mother of four children, Cameron, Cubby, Olive and Kyla, who are all under the age of five.  (How!?!?!)

After the birth of her son Cameron in February 2012, Tabitha had the baby blues and postpartum depression.

After her son Cubby was born in 2013, she had terrible postpartum depression. She got involved with a support group and then attended a Mother and Baby outpatient program for seven days.

Tabitha gave birth to twins in August 2015.  Her girls spent a lot of time in the NICU. Tabitha did not experience postpartum depression but it was a very traumatic experience.

On Christmas Day 2015, Sasha, a mom in Tabitha’s support group, committed suicide.  Tabitha talks about this loss in her book.

Tabitha’s memoir is very raw and honest.  I inhaled it and recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about postpartum depression. I hope lots of doctors read it!  The Warrior Within Me is available now on Amazon. Bravo, Tabitha!