15Talk It Out

Talk about it. Don't keep it bottled up inside. When your friends or family peel themselves away from the baby and ask how you're doing, tell them. Really tell them. You'll find comfort in venting, and you'll likely discover that some of the women in your own life have battled

these emotions.

It can be comforting to know that you're not alone in your feelings and that others (especially those whom you look up to and respect) have endured similar challenges after giving birth.

If you don't feel comfortable confiding in your family and friends, seek a mental health professional who specializes in treating PPD.

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