There are a lot of hard times and obstacles in life, and the postpartum period is no different. After giving birth, it can be difficult to lift your spirits, but we all should keep going despite hard times. Loneliness, anxiety and sadness are all common feelings after giving birth. It is not just the mom who feels that way; everyone in the family does too.
You may feel a mixture of emotions which can be overwhelming at times, and it is important to know that this too shall pass. You will become stronger but do not give up on those around you. Depression is a significant mental disorder that affects millions of people around the world all at once.
For postpartum mothers, depression can be all-consuming. The hormone changes and sleep deprivation are enough to leave a mother feeling down and out. Postpartum depression is a common issue that many new mums experience. Sometimes, it’s worse than other mothers’ and can last longer.
It isn’t easy to get through all the feelings you experience when your baby comes out. Here are some quotes about postpartum depression to inspire you and help boost your spirit during this difficult time.
Quotes About Postpartum Depression
You’re not alone. Millions of people live with postpartum depression each year. When I was pregnant, I felt like my life was on pause. But now that I’m home with my son, things will be different. I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life.
1. Getting through postpartum depression is all about how you choose to see it. You can see it as a challenge or as an opportunity. It doesn’t have to be depressing—just look at it that way.
2. The only thing that can heal your postpartum depression is being kind to yourself. Be kind to others and understand that you are not alone in this.
3. There’s a reason we feel so bad when we’re in postpartum depression. It’s because our body and brain are trying to tell us something. We need to pay attention.
4. When you’re depressed, feeling down, and struggling to find the motivation to do anything, remember you are so much more than your feelings.
5. There’s a lot of darkness in the world but also a lot of light. Don’t give up hope; be thankful for every moment with your baby.
6. I had to learn how to love myself, even when I didn’t look like it. Don’t let the weight of your baby and breastfeeding break you. Stay strong, be brave and always keep going.
7. The world has enough pain, but we can all find joy in life. And the beautiful thing is that you can share this joy with others. Reach out and help someone who needs a pick-me-up.
8. The journey of motherhood is not always going to be easy, but it should never be tough. It’s a beautiful, amazing and rewarding experience that will go down in history as one of the greatest moments of your life.
9. It’s okay to be afraid; it’s always okay to have doubts. But it’s not okay to stay there, and it’s not okay to live in fear of those moments when you feel like you’re drowning in fear. You will be okay.
10. Life is not perfect, but it is worth living, and you deserve to live it fully. Postpartum depression is real, but it doesn’t have to define you.
11. It’s possible to be a mother and still be a whole person. There is no shame in needing help. Depression doesn’t discriminate.
12. Just when you think you have picked back up after postpartum depression, the next few months can be a difficult time. But it’s worth the effort because when you look back, you’ll realize that those months were some of your best.
13. Always allow yourself to be who you are, and never let anyone tell you otherwise. You can get through anything if you have friends and family behind you.
14. Rise above the negativity and be your best version of yourself. You may not feel like yourself, but you can still be amazing. Hold on to that feeling and be positive.
15. Postpartum depression is not a disease; it’s a state of mind. You can overcome postpartum depression by having self-compassion and love toward yourself. Your health, happiness and sanity are all worth fighting for.
16. When you feel like giving up and walking away, remember that your body has a way of working things out.
17. When the light shines in your eyes, the world becomes a brighter place. PPD is no reason to give up; instead, try to make it a reason to get stronger.
18. It is the darkest night of the month. But there is a new moon and a new day ahead. Your postpartum journey is different for everyone, but you’re not alone. You are strong and beautiful.
19. Love yourself; reach out when you’re down and tell yourself you’re not alone. You’re stronger than you think.
20. You are not alone in this journey. Some people understand your pain and will help you through it. Your struggle is not a failure; it means life is bigger than you thought.
21. You’re strong! No matter what life throws your way, you keep going. That strength allows you to get through whatever you have to face.
22. When we make good choices, they last. When we make poor choices, they last too. However, you know what doesn’t last? A bad mood. To escape that pit of despair, just remember that nothing is permanent in this life except the memories we create and the people who give their time to cheer you up. So don’t let it get you down; it’s all temporary.
23. Your body is here to give birth, not to hold you back. If you’re struggling with postpartum depression, know it’s not your fault. It’s time to take back control of your life and realize that it’s okay to feel sad and find ways to comfort yourself.
24. Remembering to laugh wholeheartedly again is how I got through the toughest part of my journey. You’re not alone; you can do this.
25. It’s okay to be sad, angry and frustrated. But don’t let these emotions keep you from living a productive and happy life—just know that it’s all part of your journey.
26. When you are down, hold on to the moments of your happiness. It will fuel you when you feel like quitting.
27. You should be proud of how you deal with postpartum depression. You’re stronger than you think. Celebrate every single day. Make it count every little moment, every second of a smile on your baby’s face.
28. While feeling down is normal, there is no reason to let that affect the bond you share with your baby. Be proud of how you’re dealing with postpartum depression. You’re stronger than you think.
29. PPD doesn’t have to define you. Don’t let PPD affect your life too much. You are a strong person who can do great things in the world. There is always somebody to help you out if you have nobody else.
30. You are already going through enough, but if you feel you need help dealing with postpartum depression, I want to let you know that help is available; you only need to reach out.
31. You’re strong, so strong, and doing the best you can. Don’t forget to take care of yourself.
32. Postpartum depression is manageable, and you’re not alone. Research shows that as many as one in ten new mums experience it. Everyone heals differently, and everyone recovers at their own pace. You will get through this!
33. You may not know it, but you are stronger than you think. You’re doing an amazing job. There is no shame in needing support.
34. Life can be challenging. You may feel like you’re struggling, but you have more strength than you realize. It will get better. And eventually, you’ll smile again.
35. Life isn’t always perfect. Sometimes it can be difficult and can throw us curve balls from time to time. Sometimes we go through times of struggle, but as long as you have hope and love in your life, you will get through it. And one day, it will all be worth it.
36. No matter what is going on in your life, you can get through it and survive. Allow yourself to cry, feel sadness, and be vulnerable whenever you need to build yourself back up again.
37. Life is full of challenges. But they will make you stronger. And you will be a better person because of them.
38. It’s okay to cry when you are in pain. It doesn’t mean you are weak. Protect yourself from the pain and vulnerability of life, but don’t be too proud to be sad and cry when you need it.
39. Life isn’t always fair. Everyone gets bad news from time to time, but that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t pull through it.
40. When you’re having a bad day, interact with a friend. Allow yourself to cry, feel sadness, and be vulnerable whenever you need to build yourself back up again.
41. It’s okay to feel sad. It’s okay to cry, but don’t stay there. Reach out and get help because it will make everything better.
42. You’re not alone. Reach out to others if you need it. Don’t be afraid to feel the lows. Be okay with breaking down and crying when you have to.
43. The time will come when you’ll feel like giving up. Then, decide to get back on your feet and start fighting again. It’s all about perseverance, faith, and having a strong support system to get you through this.
44. When the road ahead is tough, remember that a great life comprises many small moments. Be angry. Fight the fight of your life. You’re stronger than you think you are.
45. There are days when you can’t imagine getting out of bed. There are days when you barely make it to the shower, and then the next day, you will feel excited about going to the gym again because, surely, nothing is impossible.
46. Postpartum depression is a real and difficult thing to deal with. Let’s help each other get through the hard times and find ways to laugh together.
47. PPD is difficult to deal with, but I survived, and so can you. There is hope, help, and most importantly, you are loved.
48. This is a hard time. I don’t know if I’ll make it. But I have faith that one day, something will push me over the edge, and my life will be okay again.
49. The best way to get through anything is with a friend. Get out of bed. Get up and do something today. Good things will come; they always do!
50. You are not alone. It is okay to be sad, lonely, and scared; you are not a bad mom for feeling this way. You have a right to feel the emotions of being overwhelmed by life’s challenges and a mother that has more than she can handle. It is hard to be a mother after birth, but it is not impossible!
51. Don’t give up. Stay strong and get through this tough time. You’ve made it to the other side, so keep believing in yourself and know you’ll get through this.
52. There are no shortcuts to the success you seek. Just be patient, work hard and love yourself more. It takes courage to admit you’re not perfect, but the reward is worth it.
53. When you’re trying to get through the hardest part of your life, the most important thing to remember is that you are not alone.
54. When you’re in the middle of a dark place, some people will come alongside you and help get you through it. It’s okay not to be okay. But you’re also a much better mother now, which matters most.
55. I’m not going to lie; things don’t look very promising right now. But you’re stronger than you think, and I believe you can make it through this. Keep your chin up and keep believing in yourself. You’ll get through it.
56. It’s okay to be sad and angry. But don’t let it get the best of you. You’re a better mom now, and that’s what matters most.
57. You’re stronger now, and that’s what matters most. Stay strong and keep fighting; you are a survivor.
58. You’re not the only one facing challenges, anxiety, or depression. It’s normal to have it, and it doesn’t make you weak to acknowledge and admit it.
59. When you’re feeling down and alone, remember that there are others out there who can relate. Good luck with your journey!
60. Hello there! I’m here to help you get started. I’m a friend when you need it most, and I hope we can keep growing together along your journey.
61. When going through tough times, remember it’s not just you going through it. There are thousands of others out there experiencing the same thing. It gets better with time; it always does.
62. Hard days, they happen. Life happens. But you can get past them if you have hope, understanding, and a little help from your friends.
63. Let’s do this together. Remember: some people know what you’re going through and embrace their journey.
64. Your strength is beautiful, and the best support we can give ourselves is the mirror: a good look at our own reflection.
65. It’s a lot easier to get through the hard times when you have someone to talk to, and right now, you have your friends and family standing with you.
66. Here’s to the days when you feel like giving up, but instead, you’re making it. Here’s to all the hard times you’ve been through and all the milestones that have got you here today. You are a strong and beautiful person willing to get through anything life throws at you. Thank you for being so resilient!
67. Remember that the worst is over whenever you’re feeling down and out. You can get through anything if you work hard enough.
68. It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a village to get through the hard times. Hard days come and go, but with a little help from your friends, you’ll make it through.
69. The fact is, some days are hard. You feel like you’re on an island, and no one understands you. That’s why it’s important to find a good support system. Friends that will be there when needed and get you through it.
70. It’s easy to get discouraged sometimes. We’ve all been there. But having hope for the future and knowing you have the support you need can help brighten your day and outlook on life.
71. Hardship is a part of life, but you can overcome it. With the right tools and the right attitude, you can be stronger than before.
72. Life is full of challenges and obstacles. Everyone gets knocked down sometimes, but how you get back up matters.
73. Postpartum depression can be hard, but it doesn’t have to define you. Don’t let the thoughts get to you. Remember, you’re strong than you think.
74. Life can be hard. But you’re stronger than you know. You will get through this. And you will smile again.
75. People who experience postpartum depression-related thoughts sometimes feel alone, but with help and support, you can make it through.
76. It’s hard to be around people when you’re depressed, but it doesn’t have to get in the way of everything you love.
77. When things seem darkest, and you just can’t figure it out, remember that it will be okay and move on to better possibilities.
78. Depression can be hard to manage, but it doesn’t mean your life can’t improve. You’re stronger than you think.
79. When you’re about to give up and feel like you’ve tried everything, it’s important to remember all of the positive things that happened to you, everything that made you the amazing person you are today.
80. When the darkness inside you feels so overwhelming, just remember that it will pass, and you will be stronger for it.
81. Remember that things can always get better when you feel like your life is in shambles. Don’t forget to be happy – even if life isn’t going as you want it to.
82. Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. But remember that crying and feeling sorry for yourself doesn’t help anyone. Instead, try being more resilient. Learn from the situation, let your guard down and let others in. We all need a shoulder to cry on sometimes.
83. When you’re in the middle of a mental health crisis, it’s hard to believe that things will get better, but I need you to know they will.
84. Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t. If you are feeling low or just need some help to get yourself together, reach out and take back your life.
85. Don’t keep living a life where you’re stuck thinking ‘What if?’ every day. Embrace what is good and well again in your life.
86. Make it a challenge and see how far you can push yourself. When you reach your goals, think of how happy and successful you’ll be.
87. You don’t need someone to rescue you – you can rescue yourself! You need someone to inspire and encourage you, not judge and criticize you.
88. You’re not alone. Postpartum depression is common, but there are many things you can do to help yourself feel better and get back on track.
89. I wasn’t always the mom I am today. There was a time when I was depressed, anxious and overwhelmed by all that comes with motherhood. Here is my story: life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.
90. Happiness is not finding yourself; happiness is being yourself. Don’t compare yourself to others or measure your self-worth by what other people think of you. Don’t be afraid to show your feelings, even if they aren’t always positive.
91. Being happy is not about finding yourself. It’s about being yourself. To have true, joyous life, you must feel comfortable with yourself and be yourself. Don’t aspire to something that is out of your control.
92. Stay true to yourself. Don’t live in a bubble. Let yourself be happy, and don’t let anyone bring you down. Appreciate the people around you and accept them for who they are.
93. Be yourself; validate your own experiences. Everyone has the potential to be amazing, but only you possess the secret to greatness.
94. Life is meant for more than just one city, one country, or even one book. You can always find a place to be yourself, which makes life so amazing.
95. It’s okay to be vulnerable, to cry and feel sad. It’s normal to feel like a different person. Just remember that you’re not alone in this, and there is someone who has been there.
96. It’s okay to feel lost and confused. It’s okay to cry and wallow in despair. It’s normal to feel like you’re going crazy or not good enough. More importantly, recognize that there are people who can help us when we need it most. We just have to reach out and ask.
97. There’s a moment when you realize it’s time to start finding your way back. It’s the day after the hardest thing you’ve ever gone through, but it doesn’t have to define you forever.
98. Dealing with postpartum depression can sometimes be easier than you think. Just be yourself and accept that your feelings are more important than any social pressure to feel a certain way.
99. Don’t compare yourself to others. Simply be yourself and be happy with who you are and what you have. Being happy with who you are is the greatest thing in the world, no matter what car you drive or how much money is in your bank account.
100. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed or sad, happiness is something that you can be in any circumstance. It’s not what happens to you that makes you happy. It’s how you choose to react to it. It’s how strong you are as a person and how self-confident you are that determines your level of happiness.
101. It’s okay to be vulnerable and cry. Just remember that you are not alone in this. Others have gone through what you’re going through, and they have survived it all.
102. I have been where you are. It may not feel right now, but you can get through this. I’ve been through my lows, and I’m here now to help you on your journey to recovery. Let’s be there for each other.
103. It’s absolutely fine to feel broken. It’s painful, but at some point, you’ll have to get used to this new normal. Keep reminding yourself that you are strong and you will get through it.
104. Everyone falls and gets hurt sometimes. It’s all okay. It’s okay to be vulnerable. It’s okay to make mistakes. But it is not okay to stay that way.
105. Life is hard. And sometimes, it feels like you can’t get up. But you have to. Life goes on, whether you’re ready or not. So don’t give up.
106. We all go through periods in life when things are just not right. It’s part of being human. The trick is to remember that it won’t always be this way and to remind yourself how much we all matter in the bigger picture.
107. While it’s in our nature to be hard on ourselves, self-compassion is often a better solution. It allows us to feel and sit with them before moving forward.
108. If you’re struggling after pregnancy, know it’s normal, and most women do. It’s time to stop feeling like you can’t do something simple or that your body is betraying you. It’s okay to feel sad and happy at the same time.
Getting through hard times is a challenge, but these postpartum depression quotes can help you get back on track. You are not alone in your struggles. You will get through this.
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