GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Motherhood is quite the journey, full of ups and downs. There are moments when you feel like you have it all together and days when you feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. But, if we strip away the layers, the idea of the “perfect mom”, and start talking about the realities so many women face, you’ll realize you’re not alone. It’s why three local woman decided to speak up, all in the hopes of helping others who are struggling with postpartum depression. It’s estimated now that up to 20% of moms, 1 in 5 will deal with perinatal mood disorders, but experts say, those are just the ones willing to talk about their struggles.
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