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Postpartum depression is real; it's nothing like Baby Blues.

by Annie Deusch

For nine months, our mothers made us; ten toes, ten fingers, two eyes, and two ears. They even made our little heart in just nine months. Sometimes though, our mothers can’t help but feel confusion in theirs after we’re born. Postpartum depression affects about 600,000 women per year in the United States alone. It’s a largely unspoken condition more common than people think. Postpartum depression isn’t Baby Blues, and I know this firsthand because I was there when my mom braved it. It wasn’t right after my brother was born and still wasn’t until an entire year later. I was eight.