It stinks to be biochemically challenged. However, it helps to know you have those challenges and to be prepared to take them on, instead of being taken by surprise over and over again. I finally understand that this is something I will always be dealing with, and I know to tell all and any of my medical providers about my history of hormonal difficulties. My dalliances with depression and anxiety aren’t my fault, and I know they can be managed. Best of all, I will be able to tell my daughter about all this at the start of what is likely to be her own battle with hormones.
Katherine Stone, 41, lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children. She writes about postpartum depression and women's mental health issues on her award-winning blog, Postpartum Progress.
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