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Maria: I had no patience

Maria: I had no patience

Maria discusses how her anger and lack of patience was one of the first signs that something was wrong.

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Robin: What helped in recovery (2)

Robin: What helped in recovery (2)

Robin describes how being able to share her story helped her to recover from PPD/A

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Linda’s Journey

Linda’s Journey

Linda's PPD/A impacted all parts of her life, and contributed to the end of her marriage. She healed with help from her psychiatrist, as well as PPPSS's weekly support group and telephone support. During her journey through postpartum, Linda learned how to take care of herself so she can take care of her son. She now lives her life with renewed joy.

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Mariko & Kasimir’s Journey

Mariko & Kasimir’s Journey

After an anxious pregnancy, Mariko developed depression after her daughter's birth. A recent immigrant from Japan, language difficulties and cultural differences contributed to her feelings of isolation. Her Canadian husband, Kasimir, supported her, but wasn't really sure how to help. However, he did what was most important for Mariko: he listened. After a long time, Mariko reached out for help and began to heal. As a result of their journey through PPD/A, they learned a great deal about themselves, each other, and their relationship. They now feel stronger and wiser.

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Brianna’s Journey

Brianna’s Journey

Brianna had an emotionally difficult pregnancy and experienced a traumatic birth. After her daughter's birth, her generalized anger, fear and anxiety became overwhelming. She knew about PPD/A, but realized that this wasn't quite what was happening to her. Once Brianna was diagnosed and began treatment for postpartum post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and found a PPPSS support group, her path to healing began.

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