Maren Morris opens up about her struggle with postpartum depression; and she says it’s her husband, Ryan Hurd, who diagnosed her, first.
She adds, “I do check-ins all the time with therapy, which I’ve done for years, and my husband was a huge help diagnosing that, too.”
Morris explains, “Sometimes it’s just someone really close to you saying, ‘Are you OK?’ It’s so simple, but it kind of snaps you out of whatever fog you’re in that you think is normal but isn’t.” Their son, Hayes, just turned two.
“Sadly, it’s believed that postpartum depression is much more common than the data reveals. Some health care providers believe the condition’s prevalence could be at least twice as much as what is actually reported and diagnosed. If postpartum depression symptoms go unreported and untreated, they cannot be accounted for in public health statistics.”
“One recent study found that 1 in 7 women may experience postpartum depression in the year after giving birth. With approximately 4 million live births occurring each year in the United States, this equates to almost 600,000 postpartum depression diagnoses.
It’s important to understand that these numbers only account for live births.”