Love and joy are not the only emotions that can be triggered during childbirth. For some, bringing their child into the world is one of the happiest times in their life, and for others birth can result in depression. We hear you and we see you, mama.
Postpartum depression is more than the "baby blues". From exhaustion and excessive crying to thoughts of su***de, postpartum depression (PPD) is not something to be taken lightly and requires support and understanding from loved ones.
It is not a weakness and it is not your fault; any new mom can develop postpartum depression - you are not alone.
If you are feeling symptoms of PPD, seek help from your primary doctor or contact a mental health professional or contact @postpartumsupportva or the @postpartumsupportinternational helpline.
To educate yourself more about postpartum depression, follow @postpartumstress or visit their website.
Tell a mama you know that they are a warrior and an amazing mother. 💜
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