Vanessa Lachey is setting the record straight.
Five days after she posted about suffering from “baby blues” — admitting she “lost herself” post-pregnancy — the new mom is explaining the difference between that and Postpartum Depression.
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“Several of you have asked about the difference between Baby Blues (what I had after having Cam) and Postpartum Depression,” she wrote in a new blog post Monday, March 11. “I wanted to give you all a couple key pieces of information to clarify the two.”
From there, Mrs. Nick Lachey shares three facts underneath each subject, including how 70 to 80 percent of new moms are affected by baby blues whereas PPD affects 10 to 20 percent of women.
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In her March 6 post, the 32-year-old opened up about suffering from the former. In it, she explains how she started crying two weeks after giving birth to her son, Camden, and found herself leaving him with her hubby so she could take a drive to escape it all.
“One Republic was on, Feel Again. I had never heard the song at the time, but loved how it made me feel. I went to Starbucks, came home, took a shower, put myself together and came upstairs to give my husband a kiss and tell him I was sorry…I was sorry for the weeks of losing myself,” she says. “I was sorry for the weeks to come when I won’t be myself, and I am sorry I can’t do it ALL like I thought I could. And it made me feel so much better.”
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Nick and Vanessa welcomed their little one in September. We’re just happy that mom and baby are healthy!
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