It’s been almost 8 months since I was diagnosed with postpartum depression. Today as I look outside my window, see the sun shining and hear my children playing in the background, I almost cannot believe that just months ago I was in a very difficult place, where I could hear nothing but the sound of my own worries, pain, and hopelessness. Getting help to treat my depression was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done (even more than giving birth naturally at home, :-) ).
I cannot put into words how grateful I am to the people and organizations who helped me . . . who saved my life. As part of my need to give back, I have put together a postpartum support resource page for my blog, Days of You and Me. As I mention on the page, the resources are not exhaustive, and I would be so grateful to any suggested online sources, books, or individuals that you think should be included.
Last, thank you to all of you who stayed with me during this time . . . I know that some of my posts, while honest, have been dark or difficult to understand. I appreciate all the e-mails, encouragement, and shared experiences.
Below is a recent photo of me with my son Levi, who I can tell you, makes me want to have more babies. I kid you not.
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