Marcie’s Story
Stories of 100% Recovery

I could practically hear the reels clicking away in my head as the film played over and over. I’d seen horror movies that terrified me before, but this one left me completely paralyzed and wondering why I was the star.

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Kristin’s Story
Stories of 100% Recovery

Like many women out there, I suffered through depression during my pregnancy and after the arrival of my little boy. But I will say, I got through it even though I was certain that I would never feel like my old self again.

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Michelle’s Story
Stories of 100% Recovery

I was twenty years old when I became pregnant with my first child. Although my partner Robby and I had been living together for less than a year, we were in love, and wanted to have a child together. We will all be fine, we thought.

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Laurie’s Story
Stories of 100% Recovery

My husband and I got married in September of 1999. We were looking forward to spending our lives together and raising a family. Shortly after our wedding day we found out that we were expecting our first child. We were thrilled with the news.

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Liz’s Story
Stories of 100% Recovery

Giving birth was like being peeled apart from myself. The pregnancy was far from what I had imagined. High blood pressure made the last weeks a constant trip to the doctor’s office, and my body retained so much fluid that I couldn’t fit into my husband’s shoes, let alone my own.

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Nadine’s Story
Stories of 100% Recovery

It’s been nine years since I first had postpartum depression. Today life is great and feels real again, but it was a struggle to get there. I had to fight for it. Now I can appreciate the good and the bad, the elation and the devastation, and everything else that comes with the journey. But it wasn’t always that way.

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Jennifer’s Story
Stories of 100% Recovery

My son was born on a Friday morning. On Saturday morning, my husband went home to feed our dogs and shower, and I decided to take my first postpartum shower. As I got in the shower, I began to sob. It came out of nowhere, like someone had turned on a switch. I have no idea why. I sobbed as hard as I have ever sobbed in my life, and I couldn’t stop. My sob session lasted at least fifteen minutes.

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Juli’s Story
Stories of 100% Recovery

The events leading up to the birth of my second child set the stage for the perfect storm that occurred after he arrived. Around the time I found out I was pregnant, I was offered a rare opportunity to buy the physical therapy practice where I had been working for the past five years. The owner was terminally ill and could no longer maintain an ownership stake. The sale occurred when I was seven-months pregnant.

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