Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth.— Richard J. Codey
Sensational Postpartum quotations
Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers.
It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth.
The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and understanding what is really important.
Depression has been called the worlds number one public health problem.
In fact, depression is so widespread it is considered the common cold of psychiatric disturbances. But there is a grim difference between depression and a cold. Depression can kill you.
Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance;
depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.
This is a serious, serious condition that is also called postpartum psychosis.
And that's where, literally, you get so bad that you end up either hurting the baby or killing yourself.
Endings are like, I always say, like a women's pregnancy.
When she has a child, she is happy to have the child, but there is a thing called postpartum depression, that is that she is no longer carrying the baby.
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.
I deal with postpartum feelings by reaching out to mom friends.
I became very close with some of the women in my prenatal yoga class.
After writing anything, there's always that postpartum feeling of, "What do I do now?" - I think particularly for nonfiction writers. I feel myself pulled back to the same themes, sometimes even the same moments, and I'm not sure that I want that.
[Postpartum] is a raw time when you need your friends and family to swoop in in a very real way.
For me, I was the most vulnerable and needed the most in my postpartum experience and got the least. It was just kind of a drop-off. That would be my focus - on the woman, afterwards.
One thing that I would like to do that I've seen them not do that well is take women all through the process of the postpartum period in a more meaningful way. That would be my agenda.
I suffered from a mild case of postpartum depression after my second child and the physical challenge of maintaining an overnight shift at CBS, a marriage, and two in diapers made the symptoms worse and everyone in the house paid the price.
With both kids, I started working out again at 16 days postpartum, but I treated myself with kindness, doing mild workouts, because my fitness level was lower.
When you study postpartum depression, there is a very clear understanding that in communities where you see more support, there is less depression.
Postpartum depression is very, very common but a lot of people just don't recognize that they have it. A lot of physicians also don't ask (patients) about it, so it's a problem from both sides.