"I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I'd made the worst decision of my life," she said.
Although her boyfriend wanted her to talk to other pregnant women about her depression, she was hesitant. It wasn't until she finally opened up to a friend about how she was feeling that the darkness started to lift.
When she told her friend that she hated this parenting thing, "she just burst into tears and said, 'I ... hate this, too.'"
To the lonely moms: you are not alone. There is no shame in having these feelings. It does not mean you are weak or you are a bad mother. Learn how and where to get help from this treatment and specialist's list.
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