We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
One of the ugliest diseases ever. In Western Civilization, we want childbirth to be a time of joy and contentment and fulfillment. That's a happy semi-myth, but it sure did happen for me. Breast-feeding a new baby makes "the world go away" in the most pleasant way.
PPD, though rare, as contrasted with "baby blues," which is common, can be devastating. Brooke Shields did a book about her PPD. Get the word out, Brooke. It is easily cured.