Been thinking about this quite a lot recently as I face a new season of recovery in my own life after a relapse of depression. I began my PP recovery journey 8 years ago with a sense of huge relief, and renewed confidence in my own strength; if I could make it through that then I could make it through anything! After baby #2 I felt a bit more knocked about by life, and I think I had more questions about 'why me'? PP has definitely changed me for the better, I'm much more open about mental health, less afraid that it shows a weakness in me, and I have a new passion to support other families going through PP. But it's also left some vulnerabilities; I still need building up in my confidence as a mum and I'm wary of taking on big challenges, especially with my work/career... but sometimes I wonder if that's just motherhood with all its associated guilt and juggling! Would love to hear how others are making their way through this journey of change and recovery after PP.
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