It is so important to understand that not every woman is the same....not everyone suffers the same symptoms...or for the same amount of time...or in the same manner. We are all different.
It is also important to understand that while there is not a mass-produced one-size-fits all enchanted antidote for Postpartum Mood Disorders
(oh wouldn't the big pharmaceutical companies love that?), there is HOPE. Those who suffer are not alone and need not anguish silently. Here are my two favorite resources that I recommend you check out if you or anyone you know may be experiencing a Perinatal/Postpartum Mood Disorder. There is also a resource link on my blog header. I chose to highlight only two for this post because I remember how easily overwhelmed I was during my battle.
Postpartum Progress - Postpartum Progress is the most widely-read in the US regarding Perinatal Mood Disorders. And for good reason. Katherine Stone keeps her finger firmly attached to the pulse of issues, treatments, and legislation surrounding depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy. This site is a wealth of knowledge and I highly recommend it for health care professionals as well as those experiencing a Perinatal Mood Disorder. Four very important articles are located under the "Six Things" section of Postpartum Progress that can be found on the top left area of the blog.
Out of the Valley Ministries, Inc. - I am blessed to be the real life friend of PPD survivor and Out of the Valley Ministries founder, Tara Mock. Out of the Valley Ministries, Inc. is a non-denominational Christian ministry designed to lovingly support women and their families experiencing perinatal (pregnancy and postpartum) mood disorder