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Postpartum Depression

The Baby Blues

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