I Had So Many Risk Factors for PPD

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I thought I knew the signs of postpartum depression. I even coached my husband and my mother in what to look out for. I thought I went into pregnancy prepared, knowing my history of anxiety and depression, as well as my family’s history of both, and my history of severe PMS.

Boy was I wrong!

I thought so much about my history that I didn’t think about my present. I had several risk factors for postpartum depression and hadn't realized it.

Moral of the story: Know your risk. And seek sources of help even before you need them, even if you don’t think you will ever need them.