Ashley Pohl is Kentucky-born, Indiana-raised, and well-educated on her healthcare. Thanks to a strong understanding of her coverage, she got the help she needed to beat her postpartum blues.
Ashley’s healthcare experience was life-changing, and she doesn’t want to forget about others who may still be going through their own struggles. She took to Instagram to share her story and lend her advice on getting the most out of your coverage.
“Ever since Shiloh was born, I’ve struggled with depression.
Everyone told me I would immediately be so in love with my baby when she was born – but I wasn’t. And I hated myself for that. There was no “hallelujah moment.” I was ashamed, embarrassed, and struggled with guilt. Every mother I knew gushed about their children. What was wrong with me?!
Turns out, these postpartum blues were more than just hormones. When Shiloh was 6 months old, I finally saw a doctor. I tried a couple different medications for my postpartum depression and finally, one of them clicked. It was like a fog was lifted. I bonded with Shiloh, and I felt closer to her than ever.
You guys – just because we’re in a pandemic, doesn’t mean you can’t still get help. If you are struggling — whether mentally, physically, or both — know that telehealth services through your insurance ARE an option! In fact, many insurance providers have expanded telehealth coverage to help people get through these crazy times from the comfort of their homes. This quarantine does NOT mean you have to suffer alone. In fact, there are physicians, therapists, and other healthcare professionals all across the nation who are continuing to help and support their patients through online sessions.
So please… talk to someone. Get help. And know that you are not alone.”