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  1. Rene N.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I truly appreciate what you’ve blogged. I suffered from a moderate case of PPD after my son was born and my own mother told me to “fake it until I can make it”! Can you imagine?!? I was stunned! I guess she thought “tough love” was the answer. I was able to get the help I needed through my ob/gyn who’s an awesome doc. My husband was also my shelter in that particular storm. My son is now 2 and doing great. He’s survived and thrived in spite of me! Your book was very helpful and timely for me. So once again I thank you for writing it and for discussing this very real issue so candidly. I hope all MOMS will seek whatever help they need in dealing with PPD.

  2. Melanie L.

    Jen, my sister, who is an LCSW, had severe PPD with both her children (now 6 and almost 4). As a result, she started a private therapy practice focusing on helping women like she was. I’m really proud of her, and grateful to my brother-in-law and the rest of my family, for rallying around my sister when she had newborns and recognizing what was going on with her. It was a tough time — I live 800 miles away and did what I could to support her — but she came through and is now a rock for other new moms dealing with PPD.
    Thanks for bringing this issue much-needed attention. YOU ROCK!

  3. The Mommy

    YOU are not only a good mom but your blog’s not so bad either! ;) I actually like babies and am more nervous about the 10-year-old soccer-playing kid than I was about an infant. You smile at a baby and eventually they learn to smile back. Teenagers I’m not so sure about…

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