Lauren: My Postpartum Voice
is a survivor of Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Depression. In
between her two episodes, she also battled ante-partum depression. She now
blogs at My Postpartum Voice
and actively supports other women on Twitter through the development of the
hashtag #PPDChat as they fight their way out of the darkness. In addition to
battling Postpartum Mood Disorder Challenges, Lauren also has experience with
exclusive pumping, cleft palates, preemies, and breastfeeding. She is a proud
mother of three children and currently resides in Virginia.
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Motherhood is often sold to us in packages tied neatly in a bow. Glowing new moms snuggling perfect babies as they rock them in a perfectly neat nursery. In reality, most of us have not showered in days, forgotten how to fold laundry, and wonder if we will ever sleep again.
Up to 80% of new moms struggle with baby blues. 20% of new moms struggle with a Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorder or ante-partum depression as well. Reaching out for help can be frightening. You don’t know if it’s normal, if you’ll be judged, or if you’re alone in how you are feeling.9:00am on Monday April 9