My Postpartum Blues Don’t Mean I’ve Failed at Motherhood

Want to help mothers dealing with postpartum depression and anxiety? Try listening, not judging.

New moms, especially those suffering postpartum depression and anxiety, can feel like their parenting skills are being scrutinized from every angle.

It’s hard to remember the draining, exuberant emotional fog that rolled in after my son was born. I was exhausted. I was in love. He was huge and always hungry, but my milk supply was low. Or I held him wrong. Or I was a failure.

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