Mom Confessions: Postpartum Depression (part 3)

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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Comments

  1. So true about the “good” days and the “bad” ones. Shifting from this duality to one of radical acceptance to accepting the present…whatever that may hold… is a true spiritual practice. Thank you for modeling this here.

    Your ability and willingness to empathize with the pain other women may find themselves in this day is such a gift. Thank you for “going” there for and with other women suffering from PDP.

    We are not alone. We are NOT the circumstances of our lives. We are life…and we can love this day, no matter what it holds, especially with the love and support of others like Heidi in our lives. ;p

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  2. Heidi, I really applaud you for speaking about your PND! So many mothers feel they have to hide it and that they’re the only one who feels like that. But you aren’t alone, I think most women suffer to a degree, and talking about it does help, not just you, but other women who feel the same too.

    It will pass, I promise you! One day, you’ll notice the good days now outnumber the bad, you’ll find yourself laughing more often and feeling more like the ‘real’ you.

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