Taj George Opens Up About Her Postpartum Depression | Black Love | Oprah Winfrey Network


I definitely knew that
something was wrong. I think I noticed
it initially that I was going through some
kind of depression. I definitely knew I was
depressed because my mom passed away when I was 14. I had no idea what I was doing. I had no idea what I was doing. I had a doula who helped
me prepare for the baby but I had no family
here in Tennessee. So there was no one here
to really get me ready. I thought that you had
to clean him constantly. So I bathed him at least
two to three times a day. I washed him so much
I dried out his skin. So he was cranky. I didn’t know, I
didn’t realize that. So while he’s crying I’m crying. I’m like I can’t
get him to shut up. He doesn’t like me. When he slept I could not sleep. So I’m up 24 hours a day. And this baby is just
screaming and hollering. I’m already emotional. My hormones are
all over the place. I couldn’t get a grip on it. He was not home so I’m
sitting here just– my emotions are just
going all over the place. It got to the point
where I was just– I just couldn’t– I
didn’t know what to do. Literally, I sat
down at the computer and I typed an
email to my sister. And I was telling her- I was
like my baby don’t like me and I don’t like him.

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  1. So glad she was able to open up about a subject we consider taboo in our population. Postpartum depression is real and there should be no shame in seeking help.

  2. I went through this. Pray and break spirit of depression and post partum depression. He would cry. Once I nearly shaked him. I told my husband. He helped me. Recognise I need help. I repeanted and asked for forgiveness and help. Depression is a spirit. Modt of timr in your bloodline. Rebuke the spirit of depression . I have 2 kids. Second birth was better. Lots of prayer. Baby no 1 is difficult. You tired. Overwhelmed. Ill prepared

  3. There is no such thing as black love, that black dog of a woman is the worst stewardess of children!!!!!!

  4. I can totally relate! The same thing was happening to me except for the bathing. I thought my baby didn't like me and he thought that my mother was his mom. I cried soooooo much.But I got it together and said " nope not me" and I gave it my everything

  5. This really spoke to me. I just had a baby a month ago and don’t have much help from the father. I’m so blessed to have my baby girl but at times I’ve gotten so overwhelmed I don’t know what to do. At 30 years old I had to swallow my pride and called my parents and asked them could I move in with them so they could help with the baby. They welcomed us with open arms. 🙏🏾

  6. Look at Eddie…..he had no clue. HE DIDN’T KNOW 👀

    So sad! New mothers should never be left alone. Sooo happy she reached out because she was spiraling.

  7. This is propaganda to keep black women trapped and acting like perpetual, life-long mules and beasts of burden for unworthy, undeserving, unappreciative black males who HATE them and will never, ever provide anything in return. This has been going on for generation after generation. Go live your best lives LADIES. Recognize the 'black love' propaganda trap for black women when it's right in front of your face – even when it's from OLDER black women like Oprah who SHOULD know better.

  8. Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panthers: "There is no love left between a black man and a black woman. Take me for instance. I love white women and hate black women. It’s just in me so deep that I don’t even try to get it out of me anymore. I’d jump over ten nxxger bxtches just to get to one white woman. Ain’t no such thing as an ugly white woman… and just to touch her long, soft, silky hair. There’s softness about a white woman, something delicate and soft inside of her. But a nxxger bxtch seems to be full of steel, granite-hard and resisting…I mean I can’t analyze it, but I know that the White man made the Black woman the symbol of slavery and the White woman the symbol of freedom. Everytime I’m embracing a Black woman, I’m embracing slavery, and when I put my arms around a White woman, well I’m hugging freedom."

  9. I can relate. My kids are 17 and 19 now, but I remember crying my eyes out and researching whether I could give my children away. The depression plays tricks on you.

  10. I'm glad she's so transparent. This myth that motherhood/parenthood is this magical state, needs to die. We need sometimes need to model behavior in order to learn. Being a mom is a practice.

  11. Depression is real. Ty jesus for watching over me and taking care of me. i suffer with it for about 2yrs. God saw fit & its been yrs ago. Im well to say. Thank you god

  12. His first wife was my kindergarten teacher when he played for the jaguars lets just say she wasnt that nice of a woman

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