Katie’s Story
Stories of 100% Recovery

The week my son was born, I knew that something was wrong. My husband had to return to work the next morning and I was up every hour trying to breastfeed. I was so exhausted, and when my son slept or napped I couldn’t rest. My mind raced and no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t turn it off. I lay in bed thinking my son would never be satisfied and I would never to be able to sleep again. I was up for almost forty-eight hours before I called my OB to see if he could prescribe any medication to help me sleep.

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Regina’s Story
Stories of 100% Recovery

There was a specific, glowing image in my mind of how the hours following my son’s birth would go. He would be placed tenderly on my stomach and the midwife and nurses would leave the room while my husband and I bonded with our new baby. The baby would begin to nurse and we would look on in total awe and wonderment at the beautiful creature we created.

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Anne’s Story
Stories of 100% Recovery

It took two severe postpartum depressions to get me to where I am today, which is a very good place. In both cases I thought I would never recover and feared things would end badly. I thought I was lost for good. Each episode lasted over a year and I was hospitalized both times.

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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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