As I was thinking about this, though, I was impressed by the amount of support that is needed for a mom like this. You have the medical community, of course, but you also have family, friends, spouse, and many others that help to cradle that mom who is experiencing difficulties. In a sense, that mom is surrounded by a nest of those around her to help her cope and overcome.
There is something different to gain in an experience like this..it has more to do with community and support for a new mom. While they can be difficult at times, it is nice to see these connections happen. And I'm not sure they would have otherwise.