Postpartum Depression

Parenthood always comes as a shock. Postpartum blues? Postpartum panic is more like it. We set out to have a baby; what we get is a total take-over of our lives - Polly Berrien Berends

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Why I didn’t get help when I fell into depression during pregnancy


The thing I remember most clearly about my first pregnancy is the moment the fog lifted after it was all over.

It was a Monday night at the end of January, in an Upper East Side hotel room, where I was having an entire glass of wine. I’d given birth to my daughter two days prior, after, no joke, walking to the hospital in a record-setting blizzard.

The blizzard hadn’t been the most dramatic thing about her birth: She’d arrived with an unanticipated complication that would require surgery almost immediately and we’d spent that day enduring a hospital transfer and a battery of tests. So, suffice to say it hadn’t been the very best time so far. But, finally showered…

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