I’m a little fuzzy about the first time I stumbled upon Postpartum Progress, yet I’m certain it was long before Piper was born in October, 2011.
My episodes with postpartum have blurred together, making the lines foggy for me…because I’ve also struggled with “regular” depression off & on since I was in college.
But I can say that PPD and PPA (and depression in general) are isolating. Those who haven’t experienced it themselves often have trouble relating or knowing what to do, say or how to help. I remember stumbling into my two-week post-op appointment after the twins were born via c-section. I couldn’t stop crying and my Ob/Gyn handed me a pamphlet about PPD. And at my six-week checkup after Piper was born, pretty much the same thing happened.
Depression is not only a liar, but it’s lonely. Which isn’t a winning combination.
I’ve felt all alone, like no one understood. Screaming on the inside, falling apart on the outside, I had nobody to confide in or share with (aside from my therapist and my mom).
If you’re reading this and you’re suffering in silence, you don’t have to.
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And here, you can read personal stories from fellow WARRIOR MOMS, moms who are just like you.
If you need more, you can join the Warrior Mom Community Private Forum where you’ll find plenty of peer support and information.
I’ve met Katherine Stone in person and have had the honor of hearing her speak at several conferences. She is easy to talk to, always willing to talk and help, and she’s a fighter and a mama and someone I admire. I’m proud to support Postpartum Progress and to be a part of this special week in her honor!
CONGRATULATIONS ON TEN FABULOUS YEARS, KATHERINE!
WE LOVE YOU!