When Wordgirl was born, I had NO idea what was happening. I remember driving away from the hospital, sobbing. I was SOOOO scared.
As the days (that felt like years)wore on, all I could think was, “Something is NOT right.” So I went to the doctor and they diagnosed me with Post partum Depression.
They started me on some Zoloft and from there I was able to think clearly and sleep much better.
After about 3 months, I weaned myself off and was fine from then on.
When Princess Pea was born, I decided in the hospital that I needed to be on it again. I spoke to the doctor before I was discharged and she decided that I was right. So I went back on it and after 2 months, I was able to wean myself off.
When Dash was born, I thought, “I’m sure I will be fine. I know everything that I should expect.” Then, 4 days went by and Chris encouraged me to call my doctor and go back on it. So I did. (that’s making a very emotional and long story very very short). After about 4 months, I was able to wean myself off.
So this time, my midwife and I decided that I would start Zoloft BEFORE the baby was born. So we will see how it goes this time. I am very curious.
I am not one who LOVES to be on medication. I avoid taking medicine for a headache because I don’t like to be on too much medicine.
But I AM glad that I have an option for this incredibly difficult time of my life.
I am now an advocate for people who struggle with postpartum depression. It’s okay to be on medication if it’s NEEDED. I can’t imagine living through those feelings without some help.
Postpartum Depression is something that many people find difficult to talk about. But LOTS of people struggle with it. If you have it, you are NOT alone. Trust me!