This VIDEO (2:39) is the third in a series of three in which Heidi shares how it feels to have postpartum depression. One of the challenges of PPD is that it goes unrecognized by many women who suffer from it, making it challenging for them to reach out and find support. It is very rare that a new mom says, “I think I have postpartum depression.” More often and very often, women feel what Heidi describes in her videos.
“That’s the hardest thing to remember when you’re in the thick of feeling so awful: that this too shall pass! And on the good days, remembering that THIS too shall pass… that I must be grateful for this good day right now and not take it for granted and pour my love out for my children because this day, this GOOD day may not be here tomorrow.” ~ Heidi Howes
Can you relate? Please leave a comment, audio or written and share how you felt after your babies were born.
My name is Heidi Howes and I have postpartum depression. I usually say “severe” postpartum depression because that’s how it feels to me, very severe.
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