This Is How Postpartum Depression Feels – And What It Takes to Overcome It

Originally published on Buzzfeed and republished here with the author’s permission.

“I feel guilty admitting how miserable I am.”

Postpartum depression is the most common complication associated with childbirth. Clinical psychologist Jessica Zucker and illustrator Ryan Alexander-Tanner have captured this heartbreaking experience with fictionalized accounts of new parents’ experiences.

If you can relate to these stories, we hope you know that you’re not alone – and that there’s hope for healing the connection between you and your baby.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Jessica Zucker, PhD is a Los Angeles-based psychologist and writer who specializes in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. Find her at her website and on Twitter @DrZucker.

Ryan Alexander-Tanner is a Portland-based artist and educator. He specializes in writing and drawing comics, teaching kids how to make them, and teaching grown-ups how to teach them. Check out his website and follow him on Twitter @ohyesverynice