Alanis Morissette has admitted that she has started struggling with Post-Partum Depression with her third child much like she did with her other two children.
Post-Partum Depression is a real thing and many women suffer from it after giving birth to their child. Post-Partum depression is caused by hormonal changes, lack of sleep, stress and the change of routine. Many women are ashamed of admitting that they have PPD and refuse to talk to their doctor about their symptoms. It is important to always discuss with your doctor your concerns because they can prescribe you medication or help you find a counselor to speak to in order to help with your emotions.
Alanis Morissette has opened up about her struggles with PPD following the birth of her son. This is her third child and her third time dealing with Post-Partum depression and she is very flustered because she was trying to prepare herself to be able to avoid the dark days. She said before her son Winter was born she began preparing so she wouldn't have to deal with Post-Partum Depression. She built up a support network with support groups, friends and family all at the ready. She also got prescribed medication and she got foods that she knew could help with her emotions. However, no matter how much she planned "PPD is still a sneaky monkey with a machete working its way through my psyche and body and days and thoughts and bloodwork levels."
Morissette shares that she is trying really hard to battle and fight through her struggles because she does not want to fall short for the people she loves. She has three amazing children and she doesn't want to miss a moment of their life due to her PPD. She wants to be able to enjoy every minute of the life that she has created, but it has been a difficult journey.
The couple has two older children; Ever, 8, and Onyx 3. She said that after giving birth to her other children she really struggled with her emotions and she definitely dealt with a lot dark days. She was really hoping that since this was her third baby that she could avoid having to go down that road once again. “Not singularly relying on myself to diagnose myself is key,” she explained to Self in June. “Because the first time around, I waited. … Now this time, I’m going to wait four minutes. I have said to my friends, ‘I want you to not necessarily go by the words I’m saying.’ As best as I can, I’ll try to be honest, but I can’t personally rely on the degree of honesty if I reference the last two experiences. I snowed a lot of them as I was snowing myself.”
If you feel like you are suffering from Post-Partum Depression do not wait, call your doctor right away and be completely honest about all of your symptoms and struggles.