This post is just to let all my family, friends and readers know that I am your ally. I am here for you.
Postpartum depression is not an easy thing to talk about. It’s hard to find someone to talk about it with, someone who won’t think you’re fucking crazy, think you don’t love your kids, or judge you, but someone to just say I hear you.
Anyone reading this, know that I am here for you. Call, text or message me, anytime.
I hear you.
I’ve been where you are, I feel your feelings,your emotions, your struggle. Talk to someone about it. Talk to me about it.
It can be hard to find that person to talk to. I will be honest, I didn’t feel comfortable talking about it to too many people. I felt my husband just didn’t understand. My mother definitely wouldn’t get it, and neither would my sisters. I can’t do the whole “think positive, be positive” shit. It didn’t help me. It doesn’t help anyone. It just brushes those feelings away instead of acknowledging them.
My OB was the only person I felt who understood what I was talking about. She made a recommendation and I trusted her judgement. I am happy that I did.
I hear you.
Please, don’t feel there is no one to talk to. Talk to a trusted friend, family member or health provider.