Woman’s Stark Side-By-Side Pictures Show the Reality of Living With PPD

For many women, living with postpartum depression is a hidden journey. It’s a pain that is hard to describe and it’s a disorder that can be hard to see from the outside. Some women cope with PPD by pretending everything is OK and some manage to fool even those closest to them by presenting a “mask” of keeping it all together.

But the inside tells a different story. And in fact, for women who stay home with their young children, their day-to-day reality of living with PPD can be very different from what the rest of the world sees.

One woman shared a potent reminder that what you see isn’t what you get when it comes to PPD with two side-by-side images that show how different two days with PPD can be.

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See the pictures that represent what life with PPD looks like.

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Chaunie Brusie

Chaunie Brusie is a freelance writer, former magazine editor, author, mom of four, and a registered nurse with experience in OB, long-term and step-down care.

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