The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression/Anxiety

 

 

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You may see her smiling with her cooing baby and think “wow, that mom seems so happy”.  But behind that smile lies a heart full of sadness.  She isn’t sad because of anything in particular, she is sad just because.  A dark cloud hangs over her head, that she can’t get rid of.  This mom is depressed…

This is just one way that postpartum depression may present itself.  However, in honor of Mental Health Awareness month I want to share stories of postpartum depression from other moms.  Postpartum depression isn’t something that can automatically be seen, it leaves clues.  I feel the more we spread awareness about this, the more mother’s can seek treatment and get help.  They need to know they aren’t alone.

I would like the thank all of the mother’s who contributed to this round up and were brave enough to share their stories.  You ladies are going to help so many  Here is my story about my postpartum depression/anxiety, and a little update on my current mental state.  

The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum Depression

How Motherhood Nearly Killed Me

28, 3 Kids and Postpartum Depression

How My Postpartum Depression Affects My Son

When It’s More Than Just Normal.  New Mom Worries or Baby Blues?

Maternal Mental Health Month

FYI:The Truth About After Birth (What Other Moms Won’t Tell You)

Surviving The First Month Postpartum

Postpartum Anxiety

My Postpartum Anxiety Part 1

My Journey With Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

My Struggle with Postpartum Anxiety

Moms Of Mulitiples

My Journey As A Twin Mom with Anxiety

Some days were good, I managed to shower

 

Prenatal Depression

Unplanned Pregnancy?  Not Happy About Being Pregnant? You Are Not Alone.

Practicing Self Care

Why It’s So Important to Check On Our Mom Friends

I Don’t Want Me Time

Let’s Hear it for Survival Mode Moms

Self Care Strategies That Work

50 Easy Self Care Ideas Every Mom Can Do

Can You Prevent Postpartum Depression?

The Many Faces

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