Postpartum Depression Doesn’t Always Look the Same!
Postpartum depression doesn’t always look the same. It is not only unique to the person, but it is also unique to each pregnancy. I feel that is the problem with the little checklist that you usually get at the hospital after you give birth.
According to the CDC, research from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) “shows that nationally, about 1 in 9 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression,” but it varies by state, race, and ethnicity.
I personally have suffered through postpartum depression twice in my life. It happened with my last 2 children. I can tell you that for me it was nothing like in the movies. Not when it came to how I felt. And not when it came to how I was treated when I went to get help.
Click here to check out my experience with postpartum depression.