A mother-of-two suffering from postpartum depression has posed for a powerful photoshoot featuring two vastly different parenting scenarios to show what it is really like to live with the mood disorder Kathy DiVincenzo with Paul DiVincenzo and Danielle Fantis May 2 at 7-27am- Chances are you're feeling pretty uncomfortable right now trust me I am too I'm going to challenge you to push past the discomfort soclety has placed on postpartum mental illness and hear me out May has been declared Postpartum Depression Awareness Month and as someone with diagnosed postpartum depression anxiety and OCD I feel like it's time to show you what that can really look like not just the side of me that's Facebook worthy The truth is both of these pictures represent my life depending on the day I would only ever comfortably share one of these realities though and that's the problem The only thing more exhausting than having these conditions is pretending daily that I don't I work twice as hard to hide this reality from you because I'm afraid to make you uncomfortable I'm afraid you'll think I'm weak crazy a terrible mother or the other million things my mind convinces me of and I know Im not alone in those thoughts We need to stop assuming that the postpartum period is always euphoric because for 1 in 7 it's not We need to start asking new parents how they're doing in a deeper way than the normal so how are you doing? that triggers the knee jerk everything's greatl response We need to learn the signs symptoms risk factors and support plans for postpartum conditions We need to break the stigma and BEndTheSilence by sharing our stories and letting others know theyre not alone If you have had a postpartum mood disorder please share your story below or simply postto show you can relate Let's show athers that they don't have to suffer in silence n case no one has told you you're doing an amazing job You are loved and you are worthy You're nat alone Information to local and national support will be in the comment section I know how unbel ievably hard it is to reach out but I promise you it is worth it YOU'RE worth it Thank you to my close friend Danielle from Danielle Fantis Photography a fellow mom that struggled with ppd for capturing these images for me and encouraging me to share them with you She encouraged other women who have dealt with postpartum depression to share their stories Many did Lauren Fisher So very true and such a serious topic that needs to be out in the open more! I struggled with both postpartum depression and anxiety I'm lucky to have a great support system of family friends and doctors that helped me through it I pray all those that experience it don't suffer in silence Like Reply 1 Yesterday at 1210pm Charly Higson I feel like this most days suffered with ppd with my 1st and still suffering a year later with my 2nd child X Like Reply 21 hrs Grace Cenita nobody would understand postpartum even your husband doesn't know about it! Thanks for your bravery Count me in im one of the others Like Reply 1 Yesterday at 1216pm Edited Stephanie Creasey Thank you so much for sharing this I was fortunate enough not to have ppdbut I do have OCD and as a new mom I've struggled daily with making sure everything is always picture perfect You are strong you are oved and you are doing a great job! Don't let your inner demons win Like Reply 1 Yesterday at 944am Now go find a mom in your life and ask her how are you? No how are you really? And then listen Mom goes viral with photos showing what life with postpartum depression actually looks like Meme

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