I'm not posting these days, though I have some nice ones rattling around my mind. Doubtlessly that is largely due to a little something that would be called PPD if I had the health coverage to actually see a professional. Somehow all those stories I've heard over the years about the stuff that's supposed to decrease the risk of PPD - you know, skin to skin baby time, breastfeeding, being hydrated, sleeping enough, community, good nutrition, eating placenta, staying in for a month, blah blah blah - translated in my mind to meaning PPD is for people who don't do those things.
Alarming, I know, but this like almost every other unconscious assumption turned out to be wrong. Nothin' like some good contrary experience. It's a consolation to know that more than likely this experience will prove invaluable sometime in the future, but in meanwhile it's been a bit of a bear.
Anyway, this comic made me giggle and reminded me of some of the other absurd attitudes we are faced with in this work, and think of you guys over here in this rather cobwebby corner of cyberspace enough to actually pipe up. So here it is, and here I am. And don't worry, I'll be getting what I need.
Freely shared thanks to open licensing. From: xkcd