Isn’t it interesting how we can think that Postpartum Depression is something that happens to other people even while we are surrounded by the signs of depression within ourselves? I struggled with Postpartum Depression with the birth of my two children. Postpartum Depression could kick in any time within a year after the baby’s birth. I gained a lot of weight. I didn’t want to be around people. I felt like my husband was cheating on me because I was paying no mind to him and felt like no one wanted to help me when I needed the help.

It really took a toll on me. I felt like this for 3 months. Then I went to the doctor who recommended I talk to people that already had kids and went through what I was going through. He also suggested that I take a power walk every morning and let my hormones get back to where they used to be.

But after 2 months my husband could hardly stand to be around me. I decided to seek help and visited the doctor once again. This time he decided to prescribe medication. Thank God, because in just three weeks I started to feel better.

Ashley, 34 years old, Plantation Florida