Carissa was saying she was a terrible mom and that she couldn't do this anymore. I left work an hour later and came home to find Carissa holding Reagan and sitting on the floor. Carissa was bawling her eyes out, and Reagan was asleep. Carissa handed Reagan to me and just cried into my shoulder for what felt like hours.
Postpartum depression doesn’t care if you are wealthy or poor, if the pregnancy was unplanned, or if you had struggled with infertility for years. Postpartum depression affects women regardless of race or ethnicity.