Do not be deceived, Postpartum depression isn't RARE!! Funny how you have conversations with people about postpartum depression and they try to down play it like ' haha Africans don't suffer postpartum depression, that's a white woman's illness, its quite rare here'
PPD is NOT rare!! The truth is we do not ask mothers how they feel. We ASSUME they are doing fine and they have it all together.
Truth is we don't always have it all together! We cry, we find it hard to sleep, we get angry for no reason, we struggle, we crave support and love but we seldom get it.
How about you start asking mothers how they feel? Ask them if they've been sleeping well, ask if they've been anxious, ask if they've been eating well.
It's ok to ask if she's ok... and if she's not, tell her its ok not to be ok and get her help.
Bethren, do not assume she's fine just because she looks all glam on IG, hair done, makeup on fleek and what not. Mama maybe struggling inside, reach out.
Ok let me stop here before you think I'm an angry woman, I'm not angry I'm pained.
PPD is not rare, end of.
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