The Perfect Storm: Perinatal Depression & Pregnancy Guilt
This is L'Oreal's story. "My husband wanted to shout it from the rooftops, 'We're pregnant!' And I was a buzzkill." L'Oreal knew about postpartum depression, but she was pregnant—how could she feel like unlike herself, this depressed, this guilty about everything? Through her trusted support systems, she discovered that Perinatal Depression is a real condition, and that she was feeling it full force. Plus, she felt severe guilt for "abandoning" her infertility family she'd built through her fertility treatment years. How did L'Oreal cope with all of this during pregnancy, and ultimately throughout postpartum? Listen here.