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Mom goes viral with photos showing what life with postpartum depression actually looks like.: A mother-of-two suffering from postpartum depression has posed for a powerful photoshoot featuring two vastly different parenting scenarios to show what it is really like to live with the mood disorder Kathy DiVincenzo with Paul DiVincenzo and Danielle Fantis May 2 at 7-27am- Chances are, you're feeling pretty uncomfortable right now (trust me I am too). I'm going to challenge you to push past the discomfort soclety has placed on postpartum mental illness and hear me out May has been declared Postpartum Depression Awareness Month and as someone with diagnosed postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD I feel like it's time to show you what that can really look like, not just the side of me that's Facebook worthy The truth is, both of these pictures represent my life depending on the day. I would only ever comfortably share one of these realities though and that's the problem. The only thing more exhausting than having these conditions is pretending daily that I don't. I work twice as hard to hide this reality from you because I'm afraid to make you uncomfortable. I'm afraid you'll think I'm weak, crazy, a terrible mother, or the other million things my mind convinces me of and I know Im not alone in those thoughts. We need to stop assuming that the postpartum period is always euphoric, because for 1 in 7 it's not. We need to start asking new parents how they're doing in a deeper way than the normal, "so how are you doing? that triggers the knee jerk, "everything's greatl" response. We need to learn the signs, symptoms, risk factors, and support plans for postpartum conditions. We need to break the stigma and BEndTheSilence by sharing our stories and letting others know theyre not alone. If you have had a postpartum mood disorder please share your story below, or simply postto show you can relate. Let's show athers that they don't have to suffer in silence n case no one has told you, you're doing an amazing job. You are loved and you are worthy. You're nat alone. Information to local and national support will be in the comment section. I know how unbel ievably hard it is to reach out, but I promise you it is worth it. YOU'RE worth it Thank you to my close friend Danielle from Danielle Fantis Photography, a fellow mom that struggled with ppd, for capturing these images for me and encouraging me to share them with you. She encouraged other women who have dealt with postpartum depression to share their stories. Many did Lauren Fisher So very true and such a serious topic that needs to be out in the open more! I struggled with both postpartum depression and anxiety. I'm lucky to have a great support system of family, friends and doctors that helped me through it. I pray all those that experience it don't suffer in silence. Like Reply 1 Yesterday at 12:10pm Charly Higson I feel like this most days, suffered with ppd with my 1st and still suffering a year later with my 2nd child. X Like Reply 21 hrs Grace Cenita nobody would understand postpartum even your husband doesn't know about it! Thanks for your bravery. Count me in, im one of the others Like Reply 1 Yesterday at 12:16pm Edited Stephanie Creasey Thank you, so much for sharing this. I was fortunate enough not to have ppd,but I do have OCD and as a new mom, I've struggled daily with making sure everything is always picture perfect. You are strong, you are oved and you are doing a great job! Don't let your inner demons win. Like Reply 1 Yesterday at 9:44am Now go find a mom in your life, and ask her "how are you? No, how are you really? And then listen. Mom goes viral with photos showing what life with postpartum depression actually looks like.

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<p>An AskReddit user talks about regretting ignoring his mom before she died, a brand-new redditor comes and makes him feel better. via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2oCV213">http://ift.tt/2oCV213</a></p>: - bridgetbridgetbridge 1010 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago) x3 Hi I have never commented on Reddit before. I made an account just to reply to you. At first after reading your comment, I went back to what I was doing (cleaning molasses I spilled all over the floor), but it was weighing on my heart so I decided to write back to you and clean later. I am a new mom to a baby boy (6 months, he is watching me type this with a sweet, tired expression in his blue eyes--nap time soon). If I ever god forbid had to die and leave this earth when he was still a boy, the last, last, last, last, last thing I would ever want is for him to beat himself up the way you are doing 1) As someone accurately commented, it was not your fault. No one told you the importance and you were a kid (I amm assuming re: scout meeting). So it was completely out of your control and the fact that you went home and made a get well card just shows where your heart was 2) Even if you DID do something selfish (as kids and even adults do when loved ones are sick), your mother absolutely 100 percent would never hold that against you or somehow think that tarnished your relationship. Your connection with her is so much more than the sum of an hour in a hospital room. It's a lifetime of love and devotion and an eternal bond that began while you were still in her womb. If I died and my son wasn't there, honestly I would be GLAD, I would never ever want him to have experience that especially as a little boy. I don't know much about dying clearly as I am alive, but I have several golden memories of son that I know for a fact will be running through my head in my last moments. They are too sweet and sacred to share here, but rest assured they would not be built upon a hurried conversation in a stressful, antisepitc hosptial room. You are beating yourself up for 'missing something which in all likelihood would not have been that pleasant or enjoyable for either one of you. In all reality you didn't 'miss' anything because there was nothing in that room to find that you don't already have---all the love, care, and connection she poured into you from the minute you were born, and all the memories you built over the years I promise you she would want you to celebrate that and to never, ever again feel badly for the uninformed decision you made as a child. Nothing matters more to me than my child's happiness and well-being and I would guess she had the same feelings--so in a way, beating yourself up about this is actually flying in the face of her wishes So please. Feel it for one more minute -watch the clock--then let it go <p>An AskReddit user talks about regretting ignoring his mom before she died, a brand-new redditor comes and makes him feel better. via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2oCV213">http://ift.tt/2oCV213</a></p>

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