“About 20% of women have postpartum depression. In any other form or any other place in the world, something that happens to 20% of people is going to be considered normal.So just know it is so, so common and so normal at 20%. Don’t feel like it’s anything bad, your hormones have been thrown off and it is just something that needs to be treated.”
“Coming to accept PPD could just mean that you have more good days than bad days. It does not mean that it will go away because you have accepted it. It does mean that you have found room in your heart to learn how to cope it.”
Think you or someone you know may be struggling with postpartum depression, anxiety, or another mental health disorder? Please contact your health provider including your OBGYN or family doctor. Need more information? Visit Postpartum Support International for great information on maternal mental health and more. If you fear you or someone you love may be contemplating suicide or facing a mental health emergency, call the Suicide Prevention Hotline and get to your nearest emergency room.