Quotes About Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is not a normal case of the “baby blues.”  It’s so much more than a cloud of sadness.  It’s a lingering depressive state affecting every aspect of motherhood.  Even greatly effecting a mother’s self-esteem and how she bonds with her new baby.

While postpartum depression is talked about more often now in the media and with doctors, the stigma of coming forward and getting help is still there.  Many women feel the pressure to be the perfect mother is so strong that they grit their teeth and bear with the postpartum.  All the while suffering from an internal madness and hatred toward the person they’ve become after giving birth.

What no one tells you is that postpartum depression effects more mothers than you think or known about.  For mothers who are suffering in silence, realize that there is help available and these quotes about postpartum depression will help you understand and feel less alone in the world!

“Postpartum depression makes you suddenly feel like a stranger to yourself, but knowing the clinical facts are the first step toward wellness.”

Judy Dippel

“I thought I was going to avoid postpartum depression. When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen.’ But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders.”

Cardi B

The hardest part for me was acknowledging the problem. I thought postpartum depression meant you were sobbing every single day and incapable of looking after a child. But there are different shades of it and depths of it, which is why I think it’s so important for women to talk about. It was a trying time. I felt like a failure.”

Gwyneth Paltrow

“I gained a lot of weight during my pregnancy, and I think I did go through postpartum depression. I was trying to stay positive when it felt like my whole world had flipped upside down. Creating a human takes a toll on women’s bodies. Sometimes we don’t give ourselves enough love or patience about that.”

Danielle Brooks

For me, the discovery was relief to finally be able to put a name to what was happening with me — something that had been affecting every area of my life. It was time to figure out my next course of action.”

Rasheeda Frost

Pay attention to the feelings that you’re feeling and talk about it and ask your doctor. … Find out what medicine’s available. You don’t have to be miserable.”

Brooke Shields

quotes about postpartum depression

“Having kids is wonderful, and life changing, and rarely what you’re prepared for. I love my children more than anything in the world. But like a lot of women, I too struggled with postpartum depression after my first baby was born. I got help, and made it through, and every day since has been the best gift I could ever have asked for. To those of you going through this, know that you’re not alone and that it really does get better.”

Sarah Michelle Gellar

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“Postpartum depression is hard to describe — the way the body and mind and spirit fracture and crumble in the wake of what most believe should be a celebratory time. I cringed when I watched my interview on television because of my inability to share authentically what I was going through, what so many women go through. I fear more often than not, for this reason alone, we choose silence. And the danger of being silent means only that others will suffer in silence and may never be able to feel whole because of it.”

Bryce Dallas Howard

Don’t let it get to the point mine did where you feel like you’re losing your mind. Don’t think because your child isn’t a ‘baby’ that you couldn’t still be suffering from PPD, because I’m here to tell you, you most definitely can. Ask for help, talk to someone, find a support group or hell, message me. You aren’t alone & you don’t need to suffer alone.”

Tess Holliday

“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”

Jacques Prevert

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”

Jill Churchill

“A big part of being a well-adjusted person is accepting that you can’t be good at everything.”

Kelly Williams Brown

“It was like this weird alien overtook my body and every appropriate response was answered with the antithesis of what you would assume … Postpartum depression takes certain truths and turns them into the worst version of the truth.”

Brooke Shields

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 “Being a new mother is supposed to be the happiest time of your life, but postpartum depression and anxiety strip that away for a time, but trust that it will not last forever.”

Judy Dippel

“Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something, and to learn something new.”

Barack Obama

“Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.”

Mariska Hargitay

“Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am.”

Bryce Dallas Howard

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”

Ricki Lake

“To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, ‘Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.”

Jeffrey R. Holland

“There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are super mom.”

Stephanie Precourt

“Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days… or a few months after childbirth.”

Richard J. Codey

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“I didn’t know what had happened to me. I was stuck in this gray depression where I just wanted to retreat and pull the covers over my head and weep.”

Margaret Trudeau

“Bad moments don’t make bad mamas.”

Lysa Terkeurst

“Postpartum is a quest back to yourself. Alone in your body again. You will never be the same, you are stronger than you were.”

Amethyst Joy

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.”

Mary Anne Redmacher

“Motherhood changed me because it is so fundamental what you’re doing for another person. And you are able to do it even though it takes a lot.”

Meg Ryan

“It will get better and it will get worse. As so long as you have a beating heart in your chest, the sun will come up tomorrow and you will get to try again.”

Jamie Lynn Hutchings


Works Cited

Postpartum Depression Quotes (11 quotes) (goodreads.com)

Postpartum Depression Quotes: Celebrity Quotes About Postpartum Depression 2021 (whattoexpect.com)

Comforting Postpartum Depression Quotes for 2022 – Choosing Therapy

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