Much like the new mama trying to learn how to mom from Google, as friends and family, most of us don’t have the guide book on how to help. Especially for those of us who don’t have children of our own, we may draw a big blank when it comes to knowing what to do, but we can show up the best we know how by offering specific support.
We came across this blog post and had to share this beautiful story of one woman’s PPD experience. In it she talks about how she felt around her in-laws, certain they wished their son had married someone else. Turns out her in-laws were much more understanding and loving. Postpartum depression really does impact the whole family and this post illustrates the importance of family members knowing just what PPD is and then stepping in to support a woman going through it.
Women suffering from PPD are already doubting themselves so much, worrying and feeling guilty. Knowing they have the support of their families can go a long way toward their recovery.
Check out this post on PostpartumProgress.com and let us know what you think. How did your family react to your PPD? Or how do wish they would have responded?