I don't know what made me think of all those past "depressing" times, for lack of a better term. When I had Max I developed and was diagnosed with post-partum depression, I felt like my world was caving in. I could not handle the alone times. Daily occurrences became so hard to handle. When this happens to women after giving birth, and it shockingly does to more than anyone will ever know, each woman feels alone and ashamed.
There were approximately 4.3 million live births in the United States in 2007. This statistic does not include fetal losses, including miscarriages and stillbirths. The National Vital Statistics Report indicates that the total number of clinically recognized pregnancies is around 6.4 million. This is important to know, because all postpartum women are susceptible to postpartum depression, regardless of the pregnancy's outcome.