How To Save A Life
Now, with all the hoopla surrounding Tom Cruise's apology to Brooke Shields (and her acceptance of his apology), I just want to be sure to point out: he hasn't changed his mind about medication for mental health. Which, in my mind, means he is still a tool (and an asshole...and, well, a guy, and guys will NEVER get what women go through in the hormonal changes of childbearing. Period. His Scientology reps need to -- Becky will appreciate this -- shut their pieholes).
My experience three weeks postpartum with Tess, while terrifying, was not nearly as harrowing as Becky's. It is still on my mind, though, as I head towards a second postpartum period. I have my ducks in a row this time, including medication (and the phone number, FINALLY, for a local chapter of Depression After Delivery, a number I so desperately searched for 5 years ago), and I'm not brushing off the possiblity of a second encounter with ppd.
Even if Brooke Shields did escape that bullet her second time around. Isn't she the lucky one?