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What's supposed to be the happiest time of a young mother's life can sometimes be the darkest: An estimated 9-16% of women experience postpartum depression after giving birth.

After her delivery plans didn't go as expected, Michelle Lugalia-Hollon slipped into a deep depression that threatened to sap the joy out of her life. But, as she writes in this must-read essay, she eventually found a way out of the darkness.


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