On the fourth day of Dismissmas,
Postpartum sent to me
Four Snap out of Its,
Three perfect babies,
Two depressed parents,
And a wailing mess in a pear tree.
Oh, if getting over a Postpartum Mood Disorder were that easy. Hell, Target sells red sequined shoes these days.
Recovery from a Postpartum Mood Disorder may be a yellow brick road for some. For others it’s more like climbing Mt. McKinley or trying to cross the Pacific ocean on a dinghy. None of them sound as easy as bouncing down to Target to buy a pair of red sequined heels. It may take meds, supplements, therapy, exercise, and most of all, it takes TIME.
What it doesn’t take is a friendly Good witch or a snazzy pair of red heels. Okay, so those may help but only if she’s bringing Ben & Jerry’s to the party. A good group of dedicated friends willing to get you out of any situation IS helpful though.
Even so, we cannot simply “snap out” of this.
We can’t turn it off. We don’t turn it on when you get home and off when you go to work in the morning. We are not secretly partying our asses off when you’re not looking. Sometimes we may wish we were but trust me, we are not.
Telling us to snap out of our PMD is a bit like well, according to @mooshindy on Twitter, “There’s no way to finish that sentence because I just nut punched whoever started the damn sentence.”
I wholeheartedly agree.