We planned for our daughter, but not Post-Partum Depression (PPD).
Post-Partum Depression is often not diagnosed in women experiencing the illness. Why not? Many new mothers have no clue about the symptoms or they are ashamed to talk about PPD for fear of negative remarks. I am working to bring awareness about PPD symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
I experienced this illness with my first child. I had no idea what was going on with me. I was only told, “Its normal, you will feel better.” Unfortunately, I was not getting better. I was sad, lacked energy, anxious, nervous, and dealt with bouts of crying… just to name a few symptoms. My doctor suggested medication, but I refused it. I went to counseling, I spoke with mothers who overcame PPD, and relied on my family and friends for support.
Thankfully, I overcame Post-Partum Depression! I want new mothers to know there is no need to be ashamed of dealing with PPD; and they too can overcome the illness.
You can reach me for presentations or interviews at: Pamelataylor1110@yahoo.com.