PostpartumDepression.org is a sanctuary founded by Jenna Carberg, a warrior mom who battled postpartum depression. Together with the unconditional support of her husband and family, Jenna seeks to shed light on this challenging condition.
Why we founded PostpartumDepression.org: Inspired by Jenna’s personal journey and her challenges, this platform was established as a beacon of hope and solace for mothers and families affected by PPD. We believe that every mother deserves to enjoy the beautiful moments of motherhood, and no one should feel isolated in their struggles.
What our site offers: A community of understanding, resources on postpartum depression, personal testimonies, and avenues for professional help. We seek to dispel myths, share truths, and uplift spirits.
How you can get help:
- Connect with our community of mothers who’ve walked the path.
- Explore resources that highlight the realities of PPD.
- Seek professional help through our curated list of specialists.
- Find comfort in the shared stories and victories of others.
Over half a million people have trusted PostpartumDepression.org in their moments of need, and we’re here to ensure that you’re never alone in your journey.
Jenna’s True Story of PPD
Jenna’s journey with postpartum depression (PPD) began shortly after the birth of her daughter when she found herself overwhelmed by intense emotions, frequent crying, and an urge to escape. Despite trying various medications, she struggled with these feelings, often wondering why she wasn’t experiencing the joy of motherhood like others around her. Jenna’s husband provided unwavering support throughout this trying period, noticing the initial signs and being her pillar of strength.
Jenna’s battle with PPD lasted nearly nine months, during which she shifted between multiple prescriptions, cried daily, and even checked into a rehab facility. It was only after being prescribed Vyvanse by a psychiatrist, aimed at combating her overwhelming daytime fatigue, that she began to see a marked improvement. With time, the shadows of her depression started lifting, replaced with the joy and love of being a mother.
Reflecting on her journey, Jenna is grateful for the resilience she discovered within herself and her unwavering support of her loved ones. Even though certain memories from her PPD phase still haunt her, she has emerged with a greater appreciation for life, especially for the moments she shares with her daughter. Through her experiences, Jenna established PostpartumDepression.org to provide support and resources for other mothers experiencing PPD, assuring them that they aren’t alone and that there’s hope for recovery.
My world was rocked when I saw the look on my wife’s face. Jenna was always a steady person, a rock in our relationship. If anything, I was the emotional basket case. But the look in her eyes communicated something I had never seen in her before.
My wife just delivered our first child, a daughter named Elsie. Two short days after the birth, I began to see changes. Jenna was afraid constantly. She was emotional and disconnected. Some doctors told us it was just the baby blues. I was convinced it was something more.
Shortly after, Jenna was diagnosed with severe postpartum depression, and we began the long treatment process. We caught it quickly, but there was no way to cut to the end of the story.
When writing this, my wife and I had been working to treat her condition for a month and a half. She was not “out of the woods” by any stretch of the imagination. Still, I did not want to wait until she was “better” to start this website. UPDATE from Jenna – Some Good News!
I have a decade of experience in digital marketing and wanted to use my knowledge to create a useful resource for people just like us. My wife and I have worked with some of the best medical content writers, mental health professionals, and other patients to create a resource designed to help others.
Jenna and I are not unique. Like most of you reading this, we want to walk through this wilderness together.
Jenna supports this website 100%. We are both proud to live out our passion of encouraging women and educating families.
You are not alone. You are home now.
Blessings, Chris & Jenna Carberg
Jenna Carberg: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Langdon, M.D.
Kimberly Langdon is a Doctor of Medicine and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1991. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Hospitals, Department of OB/GYN.
Board-Certified in 1997, she is now retired from clinical practice after a long and successful career. Currently, she is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of a Medical Device Company that is introducing patented products to treat vaginal microbial infections without the need for drugs.
She is an expert in Vaginal Infections, Menstrual disorders, Menopause, and Contraception.
Blog Post Requests & Resource Listings
We are a community website and want to share the stories of other women and men who have experienced postpartum depression (PPD). Email us if you have a story; we’d love to share it.
Please note that we receive many requests and will aim to get to yours as quickly as possible. We are also happy to share information about valuable local resources.
Let us know about what you’re doing for PPD and how we can spread the word.