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Filed Under:Mental Health / Postpartum Depression
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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

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The emotional aftermath of pregnancy loss

Trigger Warning: pregnancy loss, D&C If you are feeling particularly vulnerable/sensitive, you may want to skip this post or may need to stop reading part way through. If that’s the case, here’s a video of pandas playing on a slide.Show More Summary

What if you’re not better?

Last week was a big week here at Postpartum Progress. It was the site’s 10th anniversary, and therefore the 10th anniversary of Katherine’s start as a powerful advocate for women with postpartum depression and similar mood disorders....Show More Summary

A Whole Lotta Warrior Moms Say Thank You, Katherine, for 10 AMAZING Years

I dove headfirst into blogging about Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders because of Karen Kleiman. But I grew into an online advocate because of Katherine Stone. She embraced me as I fumbled through the early days of running a blog, a...Show More Summary

The Man Behind the Woman Behind Postpartum Progress

contributed by Julia Roberts– Agency Owner, Speaker, Advocate, Mother of two kids with ARPKD/CHF, both kidney transplanted, Co-founder of Support for Special Needs I do not know Frank Callis, Katherine Stone’s husband, personally. Like...Show More Summary

A Guide to Waiting

No matter what brings us here, we have waiting in common. We wait for a diagnosis, for a doctor’s appointment, for medication to start working. Eventually, we wait again; new doctors, new medications, new diagnoses. Am I better? Will it come back? Our families wait. Show More Summary

When Holidays and Mental Health Clash

I have always adored marching bands. I loved going to high school football games, not just to watch the football and socialize, but to hear the fantastic music echoing from the school’s marching band. The way it drifted across the field...Show More Summary

Toward A Better Understanding of Postpartum Depression

The following post is about a potentially triggering topic. Please be aware of this as you continue and if you are in a particularly fragile or sensitive state, you may want to skip this post altogether. This post will continue below the graphic to the left. Show More Summary

Working on Recovery From PPD In the Face of Life’s Challenges

Today, Warrior Mom Jamelle is bravely sharing her story with us and how realizing she needed help has helped her begin to recover. Please send some love her way in the comments.  My son was born April 2012. I’d had a slightly difficult...Show More Summary

My Journey Through Infertility and PPD: Fighting My Way Through New Motherhood

Please welcome Warrior Mom Kass to the blog today. She is a beautiful new mama who struggled in the past with infertility. Although she knew she was at risk for developing postpartum depression and anxiety because of her existing bipolar...Show More Summary

When Everything Is Unexpected: From Natural Birth Plan to C-Section

Today I’m happy to welcome Raivon Lee from Climb Out Team Atlanta to the Warrior Mom community and share her story with you. Raivon wanted a natural birth at home, but the stress of a breech baby and C-section were the start of her experience with postpartum depression and anxiety. Show More Summary

When Everything Is Unexpected

Today I’m happy to welcome Raivon Lee from Climb Out Team Atlanta to the Warrior Mom community and share her story with you.  Hi, my name is Raivon, and I’m a 28 year old mom of a sweet 15 month old boy.  Back in April of 2012 when I...Show More Summary

Asking for help isn’t always easy

Over the last 4 ½ years, I’ve become a vocal and outspoken advocate on the issue of Postpartum Depression and it’s equally nasty but lesser-known bedfellows such as Postpartum OCD and Postpartum Psychosis (not the full list of PPMD, by the way). Show More Summary

Will you ever get better from postpartum depression?

Will I ever get better from postpartum depression? Will I ever get back to the old me, the one who wasn’t like this? Will I ever recover from postpartum anxiety? Or postpartum OCD? Will my pregnancy depression ever go away entirely?Show More Summary

Why Do Women Get Postpartum Depression & Postpartum Anxiety? Risk Factors

Everyone wants to know, “Why me?”  Why did I get this? What did I do wrong? You didn’t do anything wrong. Lots of women get postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, depression or anxiety during pregnancy, postpartum OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis and related illnesses. Show More Summary

Cutting Teeth: Two Authors Share Stories of Postpartum Anxiety

I am so excited to share the following interview with you, between authors and fellow Warrior Moms Elizabeth Isadora Gold and Julia Ferro on the occasion of the release of Julia’s new novel, Cutting Teeth. Both had risk factors for postpartum...Show More Summary

Warrior Moms Book Club Review: Marie Osmond’s “Behind The Smile”

The following is a conversation between several members of the Warrior Moms Book Club after reading “Behind the Smile,” the latest in our book club’s maternal mental health-related reads.  This book was authored by Marie Osmond. You may visit the author at Show More Summary

Jen Gaskell: On High Alert with Postpartum Anxiety

Dear new mama, Motherhood can be so isolating. Minutes blur into hours, which blur into days. I felt like I was in a version of Groundhog’s Day. Postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety alternately weighted me down and revved me up into a state of high alert. Show More Summary

Lindsay Maloan: On Motherhood and Baseball

Dear Mama, Motherhood is a little like baseball. You have your moments where you shine, and moments where you’re put out. As time progresses, you’re surely going to get curveballs. Maybe it was an unexpected pregnancy. Maybe it was an illness. Show More Summary

Jennifer Marshall: On What I Knew Then and What I Know Now

Dear New Mama, At least three times a day I remember that I had postpartum psychosis. It can be the smell of baby diapers, still fresh in the rows of packages, reeking of powder as I walk through the infant aisle to pick up the tear-free baby shampoo my kids still use. Show More Summary

Miranda Wicker: On Being the Best Mom

Hey there, Mama. Happy Mother’s Day! If you’re anything like me, you’re caught between wanting today to be a huge celebration of everything you are as a mom and wanting to forget it’s Mother’s Day because part of you just doesn’t feel like you’re worthy of being celebrated. Show More Summary

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