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#DayofLight: Spreading Truth and Hope

Today marks the third annual #DayofLight, a beautiful movement created by Brandi Jeter in 2014. From her post yesterday: “This is what depression looks like in my life. This is just one way that depression looks. The more we share our...Show More Summary

Lost Leave: A Tale of Taming Postpartum Anxiety & Depression

[Editor’s Note: In today’s guest post, Jen Bullet shares an encouraging story of how her doctors supported her through Postpartum Anxiety with medication, time, and reassurance. It’s important to share these success stories to ease the fears of moms initially seeking care. Show More Summary

Realizing I Needed Help for Postpartum Anxiety

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from Katie Collins. With a history of anxiety, she knew she might experience a postpartum mood and anxiety disorder, but it wasn’t until the birth of her second child that things spiraled out of control. Show More Summary

Apply for the Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom™ Conference Diversity Scholarship

Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom™ ConferenceDiversity Scholarship October 14th-15th, 2016, Atlanta, GAApplication Due: March 15, 2016 One of the goals at Postpartum Progress is to expand our reach and support so that all women are getting the information and help they need. Show More Summary

What Moms Would Ask Presidential Candidates About Maternal Mental Health

With the Iowa Caucuses officially kicking off the election process today, many moms are thinking about what a new President will mean for maternal mental health care in this country. We know that mental health care needs improvement across the board for all people and we support any improvement. Show More Summary

All Mothers Deserve Our Support

Tyra Banks welcomed her first child, a son, into the world last week. She announced his birth initially via her Instagram; simply a pictures of a newborn hat and a statement saying that the little miracle baby resembles both of his parents. Show More Summary

#meditateonthis Success Shows Moms with PPD Will Fight the Good Fight

Last night at 6:00 PM, we put out a call to our Warrior Moms and followers. We planned to take to Twitter to discuss the dismissive, stigmatizing, misinformed comments on postpartum depression by New York Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson. Show More Summary

Postpartum Depression Is Real #meditateonthis

In response to the news that screening for perinatal depression is now recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force, New York Times bestselling author Marianne Williamson took to Facebook to tell her followers that the recommendation is simply a ploy to sell more drugs. Show More Summary

Weaning and PPD: I Didn’t Know You Could Get Postpartum Depression Any Time During the First Year

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from Jessica. She writes about the depression she experienced after weaning her baby. -Jenna] Post-weaning depression, huh? That’s a thing. A very real thing, with physical manifestations, anxiety, and a whole cocktail of emotions and hormones mixed to make life feel so very difficult. Show More Summary

Depression Screening for Pregnant & New Moms Endorsed: Why & What Will This Mean

It is now the official recommendation of the US Preventive Task Force for all pregnant women and new mothers to receive screening for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. We saw New York City mandate universal depression screening late last year and hoped for widespread change across the country. Show More Summary

A Strong Woman’s Ongoing Battle With Postpartum Depression

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from an anonymous mother who wanted to share where she is in her journey. It’s an important piece because we so often only hear about the “after,” the success stories. This mom is still in the midst of figuring out where to go. Show More Summary

Maybe It’s Not About How Quickly You “Get Better” from Postpartum Depression

Our dear Hayden returned to work recently after entering recovery for postpartum depression. Everyone is talking about how wonderful she looks. How brave she is to talk about her disease. How it’s great to see that she has gotten better—how she has recovered from this debilitating disease. Show More Summary

Announcing the 2016 Climb Out of the Darkness® Local Grant Recipients

Each year, Postpartum Progress’ Board of Directors elects to donate a percentage of funds raised by Climb Out of the Darkness® held in selected states to local, independent, 501c3 registered nonprofit organizations that provide direct...Show More Summary

Announcing the Postpartum Progress 2015 Impact Report

We’re so pleased to share some of the things Postpartum Progress was able to accomplish in 2015 thanks to the amazing work of our team, our volunteers, our partners, and our donors. We are continuing to grow and expand our capacity to...Show More Summary

Getting Out of the Dark Room of Postpartum Depression

[Editor’s Note: Today we have an inspiring guest post from Melissa Anderson. She shares her story and some hope for other Warrior Moms. -Jenna] My pregnancy wasn’t “normal.” I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum the first few months. Those months were spent in a very dehydrated state, excessive vomiting, IVs for fluids, and rotating so many medicines. Show More Summary

Don’t Be Silent: On Returning to Work with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

After the births of each of my sons, I returned to work with postpartum depression and anxiety. Each time it looked and felt different. Looking back at both of them, it’s evident how my silence only prolonged my suffering when returning to work. Show More Summary

What Moms with PPD Fear When Returning to Work

Reports state Hayden Panettiere just returned to the set of Nashville after completing treatment for postpartum depression. The actress sought in-patient treatment last October for PPD where she stayed until late November. Like many working moms, now she’s back to work. Show More Summary

Depressed Mothers Are Not Unfit

There is a stirring in the atmosphere in the wake of the recent, highly publicized maternal suicide of one of our warrior moms; I can sense it. There is fear. There is disgust. There is judgment. I am reading comments, terrible comments of how women with depression should not have children. Show More Summary

I Understand Catelynn Lowell’s Journey with Postpartum Depression & Open Adoption

You’ve probably at least heard of the show Teen Mom, even if you haven’t watched it. Recently Catelynn Lowell talked about her battle with postpartum depression after the birth of her second child; she placed her firstborn for adoption on the show a few years ago. Show More Summary

A New Day’s Resolution for Moms with PPD

It is the first week of a new year. It is the time for resolutions, and if you are sitting alone in your house with a crying child clutched to your bosom and unsure what this year will hold for you, it can a terrifying thought. WhatShow More Summary

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