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Dear Military Spouses: Dealing with PPMD as a Military Spouse

I gave birth to my oldest baby on April 23, 2009 at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX. 3 months after giving birth, I was back at Wilford Hall, this time at the ER, terrified that I might act on the terrible...Show More Summary

Warrior Mom Book Club: Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields

The following is a conversation between several members of the Warrior Mom Book Club after reading “Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression” by Brooke Shields, the latest in our book club’s maternal mental health-related reads.  You can learn more about the book on Goodreads and purchase it on Amazon. Show More Summary

Warrior Mom Wall Announcement

We all have stories to tell. Stories filled with victories, with curve balls, and stories filled with heart. We want your stories on our Warrior Wall at Postpartum Progress’ first Warrior Mom Conference, the first EVER patient-centered maternal mental health conference. Show More Summary

Sprinkles of Self-Care

I push self-care a lot in the #PPDChat world. Why? Because it was one of the biggest things that helped me and also because as mothers, we often forget to mother the most important person in our lives -ourselves. This week’s #PPDChat focused on self-care, angling toward finding the positive, even in the dark. Show More Summary


         “Enjoy every moment, won’t you?” I offer a watery smile and nod but inside my blood freezes and my heart pounds with the anxiety that has come to constantly plague me like an unwelcome guest. Because how can I? How can I enjoy every moment of what is hailed such a precious time when […] The post Moments appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         

Postpartum Progress Impact Report 2014

If you’re like me, Postpartum Progress has impacted your life in more ways than one. After having my daughter in 2010, I discovered this powerful community of Warrior Moms at a time when I needed it most. I not only found invaluableShow More Summary

Homestead Warriors Photo Collage

Did you see our big announcement on Friday?  If you can’t make it to the Warrior Mom Conference in July, we’re bringing it to you! For the first part of the Homestead Warrior program, we’d like to invite all of you, our Warrior Moms, to send in your photos for a collage project. Show More Summary

Announcing Homestead Warriors

Postpartum Progress’ first Warrior Mom Conference happens in less than 100 days. The first ever patient centered conference on maternal mental illness will take place in Boston, where 125 women will gather together and go through a ton of Kleenex. Show More Summary

Ours: A story of bringing home the first baby

I can’t. That’s what I thought. I can’t. We pulled in the driveway over four years ago, me in the back seat with this new foreign person, aching in every way. And I thought those words. I thought, I can’t. I asked his Daddy to take the...Show More Summary

A story of Postpartum OCD, intrusive thoughts, and hope

I remember each part of my OCD clearly. It began one night as I was nursing my son, Easton. I was home alone with the kids because my husband travels for work. I was looking at him and this random thought popped into my head– “What if...Show More Summary

Passing the Bed

He has asked so many questions that don’t have answers and I’m just so tired. I ask him to help his brother. I say, “He’s going to get hurt, can you help him?” “Why will he get hurt?” I answer through gritted teeth, “He just will! Just help him!” Then he sighs and his big […] The post Passing the Bed appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         

Postpartum Depression: A Feminist Issue

Do not dismiss postpartum depression with a shrug and an eye roll, Ms. Albert.  It affects one out of every seven women.  Ms. Elisa Albert wrote a book After Birth that I will definitely not be reading.  Her main premise is that women do not have enough support for the choices that they are making. Show More Summary

The Secret Companion of Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period After Loss: Perinatal and Postpartum Anxiety

Birth trauma, you could call it that.  My first daughter was stillborn at full-term in December of 2012.  I went into labor and delivery that night expecting to soon meet my little girl only to be told by the doctor while sitting in front of a still and silent ultrasound that there was, “No heartbeat”. Show More Summary

Music as Self-Care

Music has always been a part of my life.  I realized the depth of my struggles through postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety when I could not recall the last time I played music.  I sang bedtime songs for my daughters, and that was the extent of it. Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Moms: Postpartum Rage

I hid this side of my struggle with postpartum depression from everyone but my immediate family.  My postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety manifested itself in rage.  Postpartum rage made feel like I suffered from a split personality disorder. Show More Summary

The Truth About Postpartum Psychosis

These are the kind of posts we don’t like to write. But they are also the posts we must write because these situations carry the most potential for stigma and misunderstanding as they relate to the Perinatal Mood & Anxiety realm. A recent situation in Cincinnati is the reason for this post. Show More Summary

New Study: Postpartum OCD and New Mamas

The thoughts marched onto the battlefield when my daughter was less than a week old. They closed ranks around my brain and held on voraciously until they squeezed every bit of sanity out of me. Their arrows whizzed by, carrying horrid...Show More Summary

Breaking Down The Privilege of Me Too

This past week, I had the privilege of speaking about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders with the Moms’ weekly group I attend. It was a bit beyond my comfort zone as I am accustomed to supporting and disseminating information in cyberspace more than in person, something I hope to change this year. Show More Summary

What is postpartum depression, anxiety and OCD teaching me?

{The following is a guest post from Natalie} {photo credit – fotolia} The other day a friend told me that the Universe gives you the baby you need. She’d heard that from a friend who has a very fussy baby, who felt that he teaches her patience and understanding. Show More Summary

Announcing Warrior Mom Conference 2015 Speakers

With only 18 weeks until the inaugural Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom Conference, we’re excited to share our amazing line-up of speakers.  We’ll be announcing the conference agenda in the coming weeks, but just couldn’t wait to introduce...Show More Summary

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