And it’s Day One of the D-Listed Blog Hop, too! I’ve got tons of reading to do today! And tons of work. And tons of time? No. But I’ll get it done! (Seriously. If you’re not D-Listed, go sign up!)
But first, I want to give a huge welcome to Lauren, our first guest blogger! (@unxpctdblessing on twitter!). I followed Lauren, or she followed me, or something like that, when I participated in a twitter chat on PPD.
Sidenote: I fought against twitter for so long because I just didn’t understand it. And man, am I glad I’ve joined up. Twitter has brought me a wealth of PPD/PPA support, even though I feel like my struggle is becoming less of a struggle. I’m really just glad to know that there IS so much support out there for women going through this!
Laruen is the Co-Coordinator for Postpartum Support International for her state and can be found at My Postpartum Voice. Lauren also has three children and is a survivor of Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
One of the things that I asked this week’s guest bloggers to focus on is what PPD/PPA, or postpartum mood disorders in general, have looked like for them. Some of these women are survivors. Some, like me, are still surviving in the trenches. Here’s Lauren’s story: