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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

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6 Ways You Can Be an Empowered Patient During Pregnancy When You Have Bipolar Disorder

When we found out I was pregnant (far sooner than we had planned), my husband and I decided right away that no matter what course of treatment  we decided upon after speaking with my doctors, our number 1 priority was my mental health. Show More Summary

Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood pt. 2

Parenthood is, in a lot of ways, just a bunch of sleepless nights bleeding into long days. That sounds kind of bleak, but I’m not sure there’s a more complex state of being than that of being a parent. You’re always being pulled in multiple directions and overcome with conflicting emotions. Show More Summary

Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood

Liz Bauman is an American wife, mom, and writer living in Weisbaden, Germany. When she’s not camped out behind her computer screen, she quests for castles, plays Dungeons and Dragons, and drinks a lot of tea. Earl Grey. Hot. She’s also...Show More Summary

Handling Negative Comments with Postpartum Depression

One of the most difficult aspects to my Postpartum depression and anxiety were the negative comments. When someone would ask me how I could be so sad when I had a beautiful baby, my spirits would sink. My guilt would compound and I would berate myself. Show More Summary

Overcoming Resistance in Therapy

Changing our habits is one of the most conscientious things we do in our lives. It’s more than training yourself to drink eight glasses of water, or to exercise for an hour each day. Changing our habits means retraining our minds, not just our bodies. Show More Summary

Depression setback or just a bad day?

Many people who have experienced depression (of any sort) know what it feels like when you start slipping. That’s how I’ve always described it – it generally isn’t really one giant, fell-swoop sort of crash, but more like that feeling...Show More Summary

Warrior Moms Are Key to Fighting Stigma

I had the thrill and honor recently to attend the recent Special Legislative Commission on PPD meeting with Representative Ellen Story this month.  My new friend (and fierce advocate and mental health professional) Mara Acel-Green extended...Show More Summary

WTFP?!: Why Access To Women’s Healthcare Matters

Recently, on a Thursday, I went to have my annual physical exam. I was completely shocked when, during the breast exam, my gynecologist found a lump. Just a few days later, on Tuesday, I had a diagnostic mammogram. I was sure they’dShow More Summary

Let’s Talk About Sex (and PPD)

Sex after baby.  We all know the cliche about its nonexistance – after all, the sleepless nights, the leaky breasts, and the lack of personal space that accompany a newborn aren’t exactly aphrodisiacs. But sex after postpartum depression?  Is a uniquely difficult experience for many mothers. Show More Summary

The Importance of Connecting

I recently got the chance to sit around the table with some amazing women and talk about what I do every day and how it has impacted my life and the lives of others. This might be one of my favorite topics, given how social media and blogging has changed my life. I feel like […] The post The Importance of Connecting appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         

Taking an Active Role in Your Postpartum Recovery

Belief Shared community Information These items are the beginning tools for a successful recovery from postpartum mood disorder. I say this confidently, because I believe in recovery being possible. I was once someone who never felt that I’d be normal again nor that I’d ever find my way back to who I used to be. Show More Summary

When You Compare Yourself To Mothers Without Postpartum Mood Disorder

From my viewpoint, everyone around me had it together. I saw the dark-haired mom seated on the other sofa in the gathering room. Her hair was smooth and fell neatly to her shoulders. Her three-month-old daughter looked up at her from her knee, dressed in a spotless blue one-piece. Show More Summary

Warrior Moms and Social Media: Benefits and Pitfalls

My lifeline throughout my recovery from postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety was social media.  I credit Google for leading me here to Postpartum Progress.  From this website I found the blogs of fellow Warrior Moms.  I found...Show More Summary

Six Things You Should Know About Antidepressants and Pregnancy

In light of the recent uproar over the article on antidepressants and pregnancy that was published this week on the New York Times‘ Well Blog, I thought I would pause today on the unknowns that likely burden every single mom who suffers...Show More Summary

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Submit Your Story for New Postpartum Anthology

Approximately 1 in 7 women suffer from postpartum depression after having a baby. Many more may experience depression during pregnancy, postpartum anxiety, OCD, and more. Postpartum depression is in fact the most common pregnancy-related complication, more widespread than gestational diabetes, preterm labor, or pre-eclampsia. Show More Summary

Off to Preschool: Postpartum Depression Milestones

I tearfully sent off my nearly four-year old PPD baby to preschool yesterday.  She beamed with excitement and pride as she marched off to “big girl” school with her older sister, a first grader.  I spent my day alternating between sorrow and happiness. Show More Summary

New York Times’ Biased Reporting On Antidepressants And Pregnancy Hurts Moms

On September 1st, the New York Times published a misleading and irresponsible article on antidepressants and pregnancy: Possible Risks of Antidepressants to Newborns. It was published in print on September 2 as well with the headline...Show More Summary

Head Vs. Heart: Why Postpartum Feelings Matter

My (baby) cousin gave birth to a beautiful baby girl this week. The night before her delivery, I got a text from her: “Is it normal not to be excited?” My heart sank a little. Just a smidge. She was having a scheduled c-section for breech presentation and it wasn’t the birth she’d had in […] The post Head Vs. Show More Summary

Authenticity Instead of Perfection

Authenticity is defined as real, not false or imitation. Original. Genuine. This is what we should strive for as women, as mothers, as people. To be that which we are deep down instead of cookie cutter copies of those around us. It’s...Show More Summary

You Can’t Tell A Mom Has Postpartum Depression By Looking

You can’t tell when a mother has postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD or PTSD just by looking at her. People assume it should be fairly obvious, except it isn’t. We can get pretty good at hiding how we are feeling and what we are thinking. Show More Summary

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