The amazing A'Driane Nieves with her youngest son, Austin (6 months). She is also mother to Brennan (7) and Alex (4). A'Driane was previously in the Air Force, went back to school for counseling and Social Work and is now a proud stay at home mom. She was a single mom when Brennan was born and had just gotten out of the service. She struggled for a couple of years before getting on her feet. She has had healthy pregnancies and relatively uneventful deliveries. With Alex she had a lot of antenatal depression, anxiety and what she thought was nesting but was later determined to be OCD. She continued to struggle greatly with her moods postpartum. When Alex was about a year old, she was up one night searching for answers and after googling postpartum depression she came across Postpartum Progress, read through the whole site and found it hugely helpful. Her contact with the site led her to get herself into treatment for PPD and realize she wasn't alone. After about 6 months of her moods still cycling and feeling like treatment wasn't really helping, she went to the VA hospital for further help. She found someone who spent enough time to get to know her whole history she was diagnosed with Bipolar 2. A'Driane says that she felt relieved when she was diagnosed at finally finding answers and within an hour of adding a mood stabilizer to her antidepressant medication she felt her mind calm. She had a journey finding the proper combination of medication to keep her healthy. Her pregnancy with Austin was a bit of a surprise but she immediately contacted her doctors and found meds safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding. While she has still struggled with her mental health this round postpartum, she feels she has control of it this time and is more aware of what she is going through.