Postpartum Depression: "I would be afraid to be alone with her."

Marie had a great pregnancy, but she knew something was wrong after she gave birth. Marie was afraid to be alone with her child, and she felt like her family didn't understand. Learn how Marie got help for her postpartum depression.


[MUSIC] I couldn't have had a better pregnancy I had no morning sickness, nothing unusual. It was just great all around. I definitely thought there was something wrong with me. I didn't think it was depression. I didn't even really think about postpartum depression. I had read about it before. But I said no this, this can't be it. This is just something that, this, there must be something wrong with me as a mother. I must be doing something wrong. It was a little nerve-wracking. I would be afraid to alone with her. I said if she starts crying I'm not gonna know what to do with her. It became harder to express the way I felt because most of the women in my family didn't know what was going on with me none of them had gone through this or, wanted to care to acknowledge it, it, it was just very hard on, with my mother and my aunt. We're Mexican so the women in the country don't really I guess talk about their feelings they are not. As open as we are to kind of express ourselves and says, you know, something must be going on here. Besides the medication, I started seeing a therapist that I used to see before. And that definitely helped because it helped to bring out all these emotions that I had bottled up. I don't feel a hundred percent now, but I definitely am. Completely better than I was before. I definitely recommend that if you feel that something is wrong that this is not part of who you are and you feel that there's something overwhelming that you feel emotionally to kind of acknowledge it. Speak to your doctor, speak to a mother, a friend. Don't, don't keep it up inside cuz it just makes it worse. [MUSIC]

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