Two more days of blogging for PPD/PPA Awareness. I’m excited and humbled by the number of women who have reached out to tell their stories through my blog. I think this first rally is a SUCCESS!
Today’s guest blogger isn’t a blogger at all. She’s actually just a good friend of mine who experienced PPD through her sister in law. One of the best things a new mother (or “returning” mother) can have in place after giving birth is a support system. This includes spouses, family, friends, fellow church members, co-workers–anyone who is willing to step up and help. I cannot say enough about the power of support for mothers with new babies at home.
Because of the sensitive nature of sharing someone else’s story, my friend has requested that she remain anonymous. She has also changed the names of those involved so that, should they stumble across this blog someday, they won’t feel that she has violated their privacy.
Motherhood is incredible. I can’t help but think that had Amy not gone through her battle with PPD that I could have suffered from it, not knowing what to do. I’m so thankful that she let me be there with her , that she got her life back and that she and her family are all healthy and happy to this day.