PPD Argumentative Essay

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There are many factors that can play into a woman developing PPD, such as previous mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and any type of eating disorder including, bulimia, anorexia and binge eating disorders. If you, or anyone you know has a history of mental illness and they plan on having children at any point, it is very important for them to be aware of that fact. That’s because their chances of developing PPD are significantly higher. The reason for this is because women who have or had a history of eating disorders are often triggered because of the drastic changes to their bodies. And sometimes they will even relapse because of these drastic changes. Dr Ariel Dalfen discusses how women who have a history of depression have…show more content…
Such as Feeling bad is a normal part of becoming a new mother. This statement is inaccurate because many new mothers may feel like they are not good enough, but they will usually realize it is all part of the learning process. Another myth is if they tell anyone how they are feeling they will take their child away. In most cases this is not true, children will only be taken away if there are very serious issues going on, and postpartum is for the most part very mild. Another myth that many mothers with PPD believe is that there are no treatments out there, and that there is no reason for them to even get treatment. This is one of the bigger issues because postpartum depression is not represented in the media very often. Because of this many people many mothers don’t understand what is going on with them, and they may even think that it is a normal thing. But now there are many mothers coming forward with their experience with PPD such as Chrissy Teigen, Courtney Cox, Brooke Shields, and many more. Brooke Shields even published a book on her PPD journey, this book is called “Down Came The
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