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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Fighting in the Dark: My Battle with Postpartum Anxiety

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post on postpartum anxiety comes from a Climb Leader who said, when she sent it to me, that sharing her story is the only way to begin fighting stigma in earnest. We 100% agree. When we share our stories, we help others and break down the walls of stigma. Show More Summary

On Partner Support and Self-Care

This week’s Facebook Live Event took place at noon today—which is when you can plan to find us weekly right now. We experienced a few technical difficulties, including near-literally blowing up Katherine’s phone, but we also experienced some great engagement from those in attendance. Show More Summary

Maria Shireen Partners To Support Maternal Mental Health

We’re so excited to tell you about a brand new maternal mental health partnership between Postpartum Progress and Maria Shireen™, the fashion accessories company famous for developing the Hair Tie Bracelet. The company was co-founded...Show More Summary

The Sun Will Shine: A Poem on Postpartum Depression

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from Stephanie, and she brings a little something different today: a poem on postpartum depression. It’s beautifully written. It’s also a piece many mamas who have suffered postpartum depression can relate to; the imagery is pretty universal. Show More Summary

Postpartum Progress Gave Me Hope

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a post from Keely. I’ll include this little note from her before I send you off to read her piece. It warmed my heart. Maybe yours, too. “I just wanted to say THANK YOU for creating this safe haven for us women and mothers. Show More Summary

How Sweet It Is To See and Interact with Warrior Moms

Today was kind of a big day at Postpartum Progress. We Went Facebook Live First, we held our first Facebook Live Event. Our intention was to talk for ten minutes, some about postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and some about Climb Out of the Darkness. Show More Summary

4 Things I Wish I’d Known About Postpartum Depression

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from Warrior Mom Catherine Barber. She lists the things she wish she’d known more about postpartum depression before experiencing it first hand. -Jenna] Our culture celebrates the joys of motherhood. Show More Summary

Join Us for a Climb Out of the Darkness Facebook Live Event

One Month Until Climb Out of the Darkness! You guys. Climb Out of the Darkness is 32 days away. Which means on Wednesday, May 18, the Climb will be ONE MONTH AWAY. ONE. MONTH. As Postpartum Progress Staff, we are so excited to watchShow More Summary

Together, Stronger for Fort McMurray

Earlier this month we watched in disbelief as the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta was devastated by an out of control wildfire. Hundreds of homes, businesses and other buildings were destroyed as residents grabbed what they could and made a desperate attempt to leave their community. Show More Summary

6 Things Moms Need to Know About Labor & Delivery

Pregnancy is a miracle, they said. You will love your journey, they said. Be grateful, they said. Well I say however magical it can be at times, pregnancy is gross, my friends. That’s right. I’m calling it. There are too many bodilyShow More Summary

Warrior Mom® Conference Announcement: Keynote and General Speakers & National Sponsor

There are only 155 days until Warrior Moms from around the world gather in Atlanta on October 14th and 15th for the second annual patient-centered conference on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, the 2016 Warrior Mom® Conference.Show More Summary

Call of the Warrior Mom

[Editor’s Note: We have something special for you today. It’s a poem from Postpartum Progress board member, Deborah Rimmler. Maybe it’s just what you need to read today, coming off the high or low of Mother’s Day. -Jenna] Call of the Warrior Mom Tuck into my slipstream, I’ve got you. Show More Summary

Casie Smiley: Every Dog Has Her Day

Dear New Mama, I had a plan and remarkably, it worked. I wanted to have two children and around two years apart. In the grand scheme of things, it seemed like a good idea. I would be back to work in less time, they would have each other as companions. Show More Summary

Susan Petcher: You Are Enough

Dear New Mom, From the moment I became pregnant, it felt like the world was whispering messages of “not enough.” I didn’t drink enough water, get enough sleep, consume enough leafy greens. The stack of pregnancy and parenting books on...Show More Summary

Samantha Konikoff: You Are a Wonderful Mother

Dear new mom, It can be overwhelming to have a day where all the attention is on you. It seems to have been the exact opposite since your little one was born. I always felt like I could have been in a corner and no one would have noticed I was gone. You may be […] The post Samantha Konikoff: You Are a Wonderful Mother appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         

Kelly Andrews: Just Keep Showing Up

Dear Mama, As if adjusting to life with a new baby and dealing with painful postpartum physical healing wasn’t difficult enough, I’m sorry to hear that you’re also among the many mothers who are battling a peri-/postpartum mood disorder. Show More Summary

Alicia Glascock: New Mom, I See You

Dear New Mom, I see you.  I see you hiding in your room trying to figure out if this was the best idea. Watching your newborn’s every move. Analyzing her every sound. I see you looking at your new, unknown body, pained in places you didn’t think would ever hurt. Show More Summary

Amy Brannan: The JOY of Motherhood

Hi Mama, You are an incredible mom. Whether you are a birth mom, adoptive mom, step mom, stay at home mom, working full-time mom, working part-time mom or a pregnant mom. You are amazing. When I first was diagnosed with PPD/PPA nearly...Show More Summary

Kori Zwaagstra: Tips For New Moms

Hey there sweet momma—Happy Mother’s Day!  Since it is your FIRST mother’s day I’m sure you will be soaking up every single snuggle, smile and coo.  Relish in thoughtfully written cards, gorgeous flowers and a fancy lunch somewhere.  I’m sure you are happier than you’ve ever been, more fulfilled and floating on clouds. Show More Summary

Andrea Bates: You Deserve to Celebrate

Hi there, Mama, Happy Mother’s Day. Yes! I know. It’s Mother’s Day. And you’re a mom. Such a fun day to celebrate! It’s a day celebrating you, and your mom before you, and her mom before her – a day for all moms and mother figures to...Show More Summary

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