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I Was So Ashamed About My PPD That I Was Willing To Lie To My Doctor

3 monthes ago   |   By Scary Mommy

It has taken me three and a half years to write this, and I'm still panicked as I think about putting the words on the page. This is my postpartum depression story.
I've kept it to myself because of the shame that creeps up every time I try to tell the truth of how bad it got.
First, it's worth mentioning that postpartum depression symptoms vary widely. Some women report mild symptoms more commonly known as “the baby blues,” crying at the drop of a hat, or feeling like they've lost their spark. Some report feeling lazy, tired, uninvested, or disengaged. Some report feeling inadequate - to...
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