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These Moms Talked About Postpartum Depression And It Got Real

There’s so much pressure right now to be a perfect mom.

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Postpartum depression nails one in every seven mothers. It is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth, but we still don't really talk about it as a society.

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We asked four mothers who have experienced postpartum mental illness to share their experiences.

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They shared their low points...

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Their triumphs...

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And their advice...

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Stay strong, warrior moms.

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If you believe that you or someone you love may be experiencing postpartum depression or a related illness, please reach out to a mental health professional immediately. Visit Postpartum Progress for a list of specialists in your area.

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