How many of you waited to get help for postpartum depression or anxiety? How many of you are waiting it out right now? Are you avoiding treatment for PPD?
"Please hear me in this: nothing, no pride, no fear, no stigma toward depression or medication is worth the pain of those months.
I will never have them back, those months in which I wasn’t able to be myself to my husband, my brand new son.
If you don’t know where to grasp, what to reach for, who to tell, might I suggest you start with your healthcare provider? I know, I did not start there (in fact, it took both the woman from my church and DanO practically holding my hand to get me to make and arrive at my appointment) but in the end none of the things I feared from a doctor’s visit became reality. None of them."
Listen to her. Learn from her experience.