Postpartum Depression Reared Its Ugly Head Early On, But I Was Lucky

Oct 21, 2016 at 9:26 am |

I want to spark a conversation

This past December Josh and I became parents to a beautiful, strong, amazing son. Avi is now nine months old and we feel profound gratitude every day to call ourselves his mommy and daddy.

It’s been quite an experience navigating life as working parents … finding the energy and seizing the time … to be fully immersed in the professional world … and fully present with our beloved son. Josh and I have worked hard to find a rhythm … but we certainly could not do it alone … it really does take a village, doesn’t it?

For us, at least right now, we’ve figured out a small measure of that tricky, elusive work/life balance thing.

But the truth is, it took us a little longer to get there than most.

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A mom shares the story of the birth of her first child, postpartum depression and how her community lifted her up.

We need to change the way we look at postpartum depression and end the stigma