08/02/2011 03:08 pm ET | Updated Oct 02, 2011

Postpartum Depression Led To My Reinvention

A scary and severe bout of postpartum depression spurred Katherine Stone to openly share her experiences online in an effort to save other moms from the same fate.

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Katherine Stone:
I suffered postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder after the birth of my first child in 2001.I was completely blindsided by it. I received very little information about postpartum depression from my OB and childbirth educators, and absolutely no one mentioned (probably because they didn't know) that there is an entire spectrum of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including everything from antenatal depression and postpartum anxiety to postpartum depression and postpartum PTSD.

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