Perinatal Mood Disorders darkened this Okanagan Woman’s days until she got help. Now Tascheleia Marangoni helps other Canadian mothers see the light.
Convinced she was having a boy, when Tascheleia Marangoni gave birth to her first child in 1997, she was surprised, but thrilled. Baby Isabella’s arrival was the first of many unexpected events that would rock the young mother’s world.
Newly married and just 22-years old, she had no idea what was involved in raising an infant. Anyone can read about it—and Marangoni did her homework—but going through the birthing process and bringing up baby is the stuff of real life and Marangoni had a real hard time.
“My heart leapt with every little cry Bella made and right from the beginning, without realizing it, I was worrying all the time about everything.”
Marangoni vividly recalls how guilty she felt exposing her helpless baby to the cold, cruel world on the family’s first