Thanks to those who share their own experiences and views concerning Postpartum
Depression. Please note that the stories below range from discussions about difficult pregnancies and/or deliveries, to different family histories, to severity/type and symptoms of postpartum illnesses. There are stories of people who dealt with postpartum depression as well as first-person stories about postpartum psychosis. They are in the words of the people who had these experiences and were willing to share a piece of their lives with others. Some of these stories are encouranging, and some can be pretty frightening. Notice that each person's story is different. Different treatments work for different people. Similarly, not all women experience the same symptoms, severity or duration.
Tonya's Story - Life Gave Me Lemons...
Melanie's Story - Anxiety and PPD
Kirsten's Story - A Journey Through the Darkness
Ellen's Story - There Is Hope
Kelly's Story - Preganancy and Stress
Mel's Story - ...and then I crashed
Judi's Story - PPP and A Special Needs Child
Jane's Story - Inside the PPP Mind
Jessica's Story - Family History and Postpartum Mood Disorders
Stacey's Story - This Isn't How Motherhood Should Be
Joanne's Story - Light at the End of the Tunnel
Kimberly's Story - A Long Ordeal
Tracy's Story - I Will Survive
Stephanie's Story - PPD Through Two Heart Surgeries
Heidi's Story - This too shall pass
Olga's Story - IT!!
Roni's Story - Life is Good!