Former CIA Agent Says Espionage Is Easy Compared To Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum depression is harder than covert operations for the CIA. So says Valerie Plame Wilson, former agent and author who went through postpartum depression, in an interview with NPR:

” … her experience with postpartum depression after giving birth to twins in 2000 tested her in ways that espionage never did, she told NPR’s Tell Me More’sTuesday.”

Plame Wilson wrote a chapter about having had PPD in her book Fair Game. I interviewed her about the book in 2008 for BlogHer, and we went into much more depth about her experience with PPD. I thought you might like to listen to the 30-minute discussion, as she goes into further detail than the NPR story.

Wilson is now the honorary board chair of Postpartum Support Virginia.

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About Katherine Stone

is the founder & editor of Postpartum Progress. She was named one of the ten most influential mom bloggers of 2011, a WebMD Health Hero and one of the top 25 parent bloggers using social media for social good. She also writes the Fierce Blog, and a parenting column for Disney's Babble.com.

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