I’m so happy to share my experience with TMS – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in hopes that people suffering from depression can find a path to new life. I underwent TMS in the winter/spring of 2018 during my last trimester of pregnancy and early postpartum.
Right around the third week of treatment, I noticed my mood scoring began to significantly improve. I started to feel “okay” which is generally miraculous for someone suffering from depression. I delivered my perfect little girl in mid-April and then finished my TMS treatment a few weeks later. And…I’ve had absolutely no issues with postpartum depression! Furthermore, my time with my first baby has been the most extraordinary experience of my life. I feel a deep love and abundant joy being with my daughter. I have an ability to be in the moment that I’ve never had before. Today, I celebrate my daughter’s life and my own. I’m grateful beyond measure for the gift of my daughter and the gift TMS gave me to fully be with her (not caved in by the destruction of depression). A year after therapy, I am a functioning and vibrant person and do not need medication.