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Brooke continued to think she was having an intense version of the "baby blues" until friends suggested that she was suffering from postpartum depression. She spoke with her doctor and he prescribed antidepressants. "I thought," Brooke remembers, "absolutely not. … I was really insulted and I was very embarrassed. And my husband said, 'Please, there's nothing wrong with it. Just try.'"

Brooke agreed to try, and gradually, she began to feel better. "Very slowly," Brooke says, "I desired to be around her a bit more…I started to like her a little bit more."
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