Postpartum Depression Will NOT Defeat You

Pictures say a lot don't they?

If you're suffering from postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety right now or depression or anxiety during pregnancy, or another related illness, I want you to look closely at the picture below. That is me on vacation just a few short days ago with my babies who are no longer babies.

I used to feel EXACTLY like you do. I was in the same darkness and despair. I should never have become a mother. I was a total failure. My kids would never love me.

And now look.

Never give up, ladies. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are temporary and treatable with professional help.

About Katherine Stone

is the founder 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 top 20 Social Media Moms by Working Mother magazine. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

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  1. Beautiful reminder. Beautiful photo.

  2. I needed this five years ago. I don’t know how I got through a horrible time with no help except for the support of an amazing husband. I’m on the other side of darkness now and wish I had the knowledge, resources, and help to have beaten it sooner. Thanks for all you do.

  3. It encourages me to see and hear that happiness and peace of mind is possible and waiting for me around the corner 🙂

  4. Love this, Katherine!

  5. love it. very true

  6. Love this. <3
    There's a picture of me taken when I was deep in the woods of PPD. We were on vacation, a Disney cruise, and I looked …. every bit as miserable as I felt. I like to look at it on my bad days to remind myself of how far I've come.

  7. Amen. That's a true, deep from within your soul smile. Beautiful.
    Hang on ladies. We are all fighting for you. We are all proof that you will be better. Keep fighting.