Ivanka Trump has dealt with many challenges through the campaign trail, the election, and living as an integral part of the First Family. Include her responsibilities as a loving wife and mother of three, and it’s hard not to be impressed that she’s been able to keep such a pace. Unfortunately, many of the world’s most stable and healthy women lose the fight against postpartum depression.
The First Daughter, who’s married to Jared Kushner, explained the debilitating disorder left her feeling like she was letting everyone down. During a taping of the Dr. Oz Show, Ivanka revealed that she had suffered postpartum with each of her three children – Arabella, 6, Joseph, 3, and Theodore, 18 months.
“It was a very challenging emotional time for me.”
Unsurprisingly, the most difficult symptom for Ivanka to handle was feeling useless.
“I felt like I was not living up to my potential as a parent, or as an entrepreneur, or as an executive,” she told Dr. Oz. “I had such easy pregnancies that in some ways the juxtaposition hit me even harder.”
But what Ivanka did next stunned the viewers and even Dr. Oz. The First Daughter sent a message of hope to all women in the world who have been afflicted by this horrible disorder.
“It’s incredibly important and look, I consider myself a very hard-charging person,” Trump said. “I am ambitious, I’m passionate, I’m driven, but this is something that affects parents all over the country.”
She’s not kidding, either. Postpartum depression effects 1 in every 8 women, with oftentimes severely devastating symptoms. The unbelievable thing is how Ivanka could continue to be such a high-energy person with so much sadness and exhaustion. But we haven’t seen different from any member of the First Family, and President Trump continues to showcase a different level of energy in the White House. Most importantly, however, is the level of selflessness from Ivanka Trump. She had no reason to air her personal issues with the world, but did so in an attempt to educate and support. These are the real problems that face real Americans daily, and I for one stand up and applaud Mrs. Trump for speaking out for those who can’t.
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