20How Long Will I Be Sad?
Some moms just know they're going to be wonderful moms. They're excited and they've done their birth plans, and then they bring baby home and suddenly feel adrift.
Postpartum depression can develop quietly and more quickly than new moms realize, and assuming it won't happen to them can be a big
mistake, as per Jen Schwartz of Greatist.
She struggled for months to function full of guilt and shame, feeling that she couldn't reach out to talk about what was happening because it was her own personal failure—but PPD can strike any mom regardless of circumstance and is a mental health issue, not a sign of mom's failure.