Each mother’s postpartum depression journey is different, but sometimes it helps to know that we are not alone in our struggle.
Last year, I opened up the blog to accept guest posts from women who suffered from postpartum depression. You can read all the stories here. One thing that stuck out for me was both the differences and the similarities within each story. When we tell our stories, we talk about how we knew, how it affected our lives and what we did about it. Each women’s story was unique but I was personally able to relate to some part of it, no matter how different our journeys were.
And so for 2019, I’d like to focus on comparing the differences and similarities by asking various women the same 10 questions about postpartum depression.
The goal is to prove to women with postpartum depression that:
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
I will be publishing one question, with it’s corresponding answers, on a monthly basis throughout the year.
You can access each new question and it’s answers through this post, so make sure to bookmark it and check back after the first of each month (February through November). The posts will be updated to reflect new answers as they are received.
Click here to sign up for The Postpartum Depression Survival Guide Newsletter to get an e-mail reminder when a new question is posted! You also gain access to an exclusive free resource library as well as regular e-mails offering support and information for those struggling from postpartum depression. If you answered the questionnaire, you are already subscribed and will be notified when a new question is posted.
SEE ALL THE QUESTIONS AND SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS HERE
Congratulations, you’ve read all the answers from these real moms with postpartum depression! I hope that you were able to find some advice, inspiration or at least know that you are not alone in this battle. If you are suffering from postpartum depression, or think that you might be, here are a few steps that I suggest you take.
1. Sign up for the postpartum depression survival guide email list.
You’ll get regular e-mails each designed to help you fight your battle as well as a monthly update about everything happening on Running in Triangles. You also get immediate access to the Postpartum Depression Free Resource Library filled with tools to help you in different areas such as telling your story, creating a self care routine and more. Click here to sign up.
2. Perform a Self Assessment.
If you’re not sure if you have postpartum depression, or if you haven’t begun any type of treatment yet, then the first step is to perform a self assessment of your symptoms. Being aware and mindful of your condition will empower you to make the right decisions for your health and well being. Click here to read more about how to do this.
3. Share Your Story
When you are ready to speak up about your experience, we’d love to be the first to hear it. Click here to submit your postpartum depression story for publishing on Running in Triangles.