I may not live in the USA, but I have suffered PPD, and have dealt with the BPD that resulted from it, or was at least made worse by it.
No one should have to live what I lived, or any of the ways many other women have. I remember in particular a woman jumping in front of the train at our local subway station with her baby shortly after he was born. She and her husband were both doctors, and her family was very concerned. And yet still, she and her son are dead from an affliction that can be helped if more healthcare providers would sit up and pay attention before and after birth. No one seems to pay attention to the mother’s mental state-at least, no one paid any attention to mine.
We no longer have a village around us to support us and help us get through the rought patches. Many women are isolated and alone when they give birth. And yet we wonder why they become depressed and in some cases, psychotic.
So today is the day to call your senators, email them, harrass them into supporting the Mother’s Act. Enough mother’s are gone, along with their children.
Info is here.