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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Holly’s Story
Stories of 100% Recovery

When I found out I was pregnant with my only child, I was twenty-four and single. I lived in a cute beach cottage in San Diego and worked hard every day at a job where I felt important. In fact, I scheduled everything around my job. My job was my life.

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Andrea’s Story
Stories of 100% Recovery

My postpartum depression came as a surprise to me. Although I hadn’t wanted children at all, when my husband expressed a wish for them we were able to negotiate and finally come to an agreement that we would have one or two.

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