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

Blog Post Archive

When the Holidays Aren’t Happy

In case you missed it on Facebook (or don’t follow us there), Katherine posted this note on Christmas Eve. I thought it was worth sharing here too. Happy happy holidays to all of our beautiful Warrior Moms out there. We love you. IfShow More Summary

The Happy Sleeper Book Giveaway

Our last giveaway is a new book about helping your baby get a good night’s sleep — from newborn to school age. It’s called The Happy Sleeper and it takes a fresh look at the topic of children’s sleep that is grounded in research and new thinking in child development. Show More Summary

Mantraband Giveaway

We hope you all are loving the giveaways we’ve been able to do the last week. We’ve got more to give-away and we’re especially excited about this next one! Mantraband is a company that makes simply designed bracelets that speak volumes. Show More Summary

Circuit Overload

This is a guest post by Sharline Chiang, a writer based in Berkeley, originally from New Jersey. She is a proud, long-time member of VONA, an amazing community of writers of color. When my daughter was born I had no idea that I’d go from ecstatic to fighting thoughts of trying to kill her, and myself. Show More Summary

Headspace Subscription Giveaway

Mindfulness meditation is an effective way to train your mind and body to relax and to be more welcome and accepting of whatever comes your way. If you’ve never tried it, here’s your chance! Headspace makes learning meditation through mindfulness easy. Show More Summary

Hanging on By a Thread: What flossing taught me about postpartum depression and intrusive thoughts

I am honored to introduce my friend Susan Goldberg who is courageously sharing her story of postpartum depression for the first time.  Susan’s discussion of how parenting books exacerbated her struggle resonated with me in a way I hadn’t anticipated. Show More Summary

Gaiam Yoga Mat Giveaway

The holidays are here and we know it’s not always the brightest and most fun time of year for everyone, especially those mamas who are struggling through PPD and other related illnesses. We want you to know we’re always thinking of you,...Show More Summary

Bye-Bye, SSRI

I’m not on my SSRI anymore. It happened accidentally-I would get so scatterbrained with work and taking care of the twins plus the preschooler that I would totally forget for a day, then take it the next day and swear I wouldn’t do it again. That happened over and over for months. Then one day […] The post Bye-Bye, SSRI appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         

Adult Time-Outs: Lessons From Postpartum Rage

As part of my recovery from PPD, I learned through lots of expensive therapy that I also experienced what’s called postpartum rage. What could be a simple annoyance to a regular person could send me flying off the handle. My rage manifested itself in yelling, lots and lots of yelling. Show More Summary

A Third Pregnancy, A Chance To Heal

by guest contributor Lindsey O. My first pregnancy I was blissfully unaware of what pregnancy and childbirth was like, and honestly I wish that I could get a bit of that naiveté back. Every bit of those 9+ months was new and exciting and fun. Show More Summary

Should New ICD-10 Code Reference Puerperal Psychosis?

A recent blog post at Supercoder exclaims there will be a new code for Postpartum Depression in the ICD-10. What’s the ICD? The ICD ” is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes, according to WHO. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving Survival Tips

Before I experienced Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and depression, I will admit my self-care during my adult life was nearly non-existent. I still had interests, hobbies, things I loved to do, but I didn’t put any of it into practice on a regular basis. Show More Summary

Six Things to Say to Your Loved One with PPD

As I continue to use my voice as an advocate for moms who are struggling with PPD, I keep returning to the same questions that my family asked me.  How could we have helped?  What could we have said that would help you get help sooner?...Show More Summary

BabyCenter Finds PPD Moms Don’t Seek Help Due To Guilt & Shame

BabyCenter®, the number one pregnancy and parenting digital resource, recently asked 1,400 moms about their experience with postpartum depression and found that 40% said they didn’t seek medical help for their illness. Their reasonsShow More Summary

Minority Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Survey

Postpartum Progress is hard at work behind the scenes to improve our support and inclusion of minority and underserved women in our community outreach and engagement. While we often feature stories on the blog from mothers of color and...Show More Summary

Postpartum Depression Screening is More Than Just a Questionnaire

I was one of the lucky mothers who was screened for postpartum depression after the birth of my child. My daughter’s pediatrician administered the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to me at my daughter’s first few check-ups. Unfortunately,...Show More Summary

Mental Illness & The Tyranny of Forms

I was recently contacted by a Warrior Mom, one who sought and received treatment for her PPD as one should, who had to fill out some forms for something that is very important to her family.  As she was filling out one particular form...Show More Summary

How The VA Healthcare System Can Help Pregnant and Postpartum Veterans pt.2

Yesterday I wrote part one of my experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs mental healthcare system as a pregnant mother and veteran, giving my initial suggestion as to how they can improve their quality of care. You can read...Show More Summary

How The VA Healthcare System Can Help Pregnant and Postpartum Veterans, pt. 1

I’m what the Department of Veteran Affairs call a “100% service-connected OEF/OIF disabled veteran.” As such, I am entitled to a host of benefits, the most comprehensive being that of healthcare. When I first separated from the Air Force...Show More Summary

Support for Military Moms with Postpartum Mood Disorders

On this Veteran’s Day, the Postpartum Progress community would like to send out a giant thank you to all of our brave and dedicated military men and women, as well as a special note of thanks to the families who continue to make sacrifices on the home front. Show More Summary

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