Why in the world would anyone think they’re a bad mom because of a real and true illness like postpartum depression?
Unfortunately when you’re trudging through the midst of it, you may not even know you need medical attention. “Feeling” like a bad mom is very commonplace. And that guilt and shame can keep you from reaching out.
I am NOT a bad mom because I had postpartum depression and anxiety.
Period. End of story.
In case you missed it yesterday October 5th: Strong Start Day 2011.
Please consider helping other moms suffering from postpartum mood disorders today. Especially those who may not realize that they are suffering…
- A compelling national awareness campaign for postpartum depression
- New and improved patient education materials for hospitals (The kind new moms won’t throw away!!)
- New uses of technology to reach suffering moms no matter where they are
- “Plain mama English” PPD information and support in Spanish and other languages