Letter to the editor – postpartum depression


Dear Editor and Hilary,

The article in last week’s NG Times on postpartum depression was so well done. Hilary did a fabulous job treating such a heartfelt and (delete an) authentic story of struggle with respect and honour.

I am so inspired by Jackie Shoemaker Holmes’s openness and willingness to share her story and her desire to help other moms. I too have struggled with trying to be the perfect mother and it has taken me 10 years to be kinder, more loving and more realistic with myself and to be more honest in (delete my) sharing my struggles.

Thank you for this beautiful story and may mothers everywhere be blessed with more love, peace, happiness and ease in reaching out for help.

Thank you,


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