December 2005

Postpartum Depression: Darkest Secrets of Motherhood

After birth blues; Postpartum depression remains one of the darkest secrets of motherhood

It was supposed to be the happiest time of her life. But instead of joy at the birth of her daughter, Penny White was filled with sadness, guilt and an unshakable depression that convinced her she was losing her mind. There were days she put the baby in her crib and stood alone outside the house, afraid of being alone with her daughter.