Former CIA Agent Says Espionage Is Easy Compared To Postpartum Depression

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.

About Katherine Stone

is the creator of this blog, and the founder and executive director of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the 15 most influential patient advocates to follow. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

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