It’s the effect of labor and delivery that is often overlooked. Postpartum depression is a reality that many women choose to omit from their birthing story out of fear of judgment. Tamera Mowry-Housley, however, is putting her story of postpartum depression in the spotlight in hopes of it helping other moms struggling.

The television personality shared her experience with depression after birth during a recent episode of The Real. “A lot of people don’t know this but I too struggled with post-partum depression,” she said. “I thought that postpartum was just that you wanted to harm yourself, or you wanted to harm your child. I didn’t feel that at all. I felt like I had this dark, dark cloud above my head constantly that just wouldn’t uplift itself.”


The only way to get away from such despondency, Tamera said, was to get out and on with her life. “Make sure you have an amazing support system,” she advised other women. “Thank God for my husband, my family, and my friends,” Tamera added. She further explained that research was key in helping her overcome feelings of melancholy.

“[Postpartum depression is] more common than you think,” Tamera further delved. “It doesn’t mean you’re weak if you have post-partum depression. You’re actually stronger once you identify it and get the help you need.”

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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