I nearly killed my daughter


March 24, 2017

Dear Pastor,

I am so glad that the baby that was recently abandoned was rescued. I am sorry for that young mother. She could be suffering from post-partum depression.

This can be serious for a young mother. I went through it and had a very hard time. In one instance, I almost killed my daughter. I tried bashing her head against a wall.

It was the mercy of God who stopped me; I had no family support.


Dear Y.,

I am sure that looking back now, you're glad that you did not hurt your child. Many times, young mothers are traumatised after giving birth and you're alluding to the fact they may suffer from post-partum depression and need profession help.

Some young mothers cannot sleep. They can't think straight. They believe that the whole world is against them, including their husbands, boyfriend or babyfathers.

If the life of the child is in danger, then relatives or older women should volunteer to help young mothers after they have given birth. And if they observe anything unusual, they should get the mothers to the doctor as soon as possible.


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