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Blog Post Archive

It’s Okay To Say No

If you’ve ever found yourself overwhelmed by commitment and struggling with anxiety as a result, this post is for you. Dear Mamas everywhere,   It’s OKAY to say NO.  I’m in a place right now where I’m feeling pretty overwhelmed with pretty much everything. Show More Summary

The Connecting Threads Among Us

Did you catch the Mother’s Day Rally last Sunday? Since it’s Mother’s Day every day here, we wanted to be sure you were given the opportunity to read all the poignant and powerful essays that were published for this year’s Mother’s Day Rally. Show More Summary

Join Your Sisters & Raise Your Voice for Maternal Mental Health

We’re getting closer ladies! It’s almost time for our 3rd annual Climb Out of the Darkness®. We already have more than 150 teams in 44 states and 3 countries. More than 1,000 Climbers, many of them mothers just like you who know what...Show More Summary

Pregnancy Anxiety and Family History of Miscarriage

First-time mothers can find many things to be anxious about when they become pregnant. What will pregnancy be like? Will my baby be healthy? Did I start taking my prenatal vitamins early enough? Am I really ready for this? But some women...Show More Summary

Toxic Expectations for Birth

We build our expectations for birth and pregnancy from childhood; birth stories pervade our culture, from TV and movies to baby dolls. My own life always included lovely retellings of my birth, at home, peaceful and perfect. The trouble...Show More Summary

Help Save Massachusetts Program Helping Moms with PPD

I am twice blessed. Not only do I get to be on the board of directors of Postpartum Progress, Inc. and have the honor to work with Katherine, our other directors and an army of Warrior Mom volunteers to help educate and encourage moms...Show More Summary

Newton’s Second Law by Kaly Sullivan

In high school physics, we learned Newton’s Second Law; the force of an object is equal to the product of its mass and acceleration. F = ma. After my second son was born, I started experimenting with physics. I started throwing things. Show More Summary

Raivon Lee: Mother’s Day — It’s MINE!

Mother’s Day —  Oh how I’ve hated you, how I’ve misunderstood you. Since becoming a mom, Mother’s Day sends shivers up, down and around my spine. This will be my third — time flies. Prior to motherhood, when I was much younger, I really didn’t think much of the day. Show More Summary

Joyce Munro – Mad At You

He’s being smothered. A horror swims up through my chest and I jolt awake. I’ve rolled onto the baby, and—I feel around, just us?—but the nightmare fist does not open. “Wake up,” I say, as I push my hands into my husband. “I can’t breathe.” “Wh-a...What?” I’m shivering and wet with sweat. Show More Summary

Sarah Bregel – Growing Roots Through Metal & Mud

At 24, home meant a rundown farm house, a bit off the grid in the Maryland countryside. My partner and I had been together only a few months and hastily moved there when I discovered I was pregnant. The house belonged to my grandfather,...Show More Summary

Susan Petcher – Before Kids

Before I had kids?  I didn’t know I was suffering from debilitating anxiety.  You see, I thought everyone lived like I did, felt like I did, thought like I did. I mean, doesn’t everybody cry in their car in the parking lot of the mall...Show More Summary

Esther Dale – Happy Mother’s Day to ALL Moms

For all the mothers out there, of any variety, Happy Mother’s Day. If you are a mother, you are fierce and you are awesome. Whether you are a birth mom, adoptive mom, stay-at-home-mom, work-at-home-mom, employed outside the home mom,...Show More Summary

Lauren Hale – A Different Breed

She sighs, in the penumbra of the small and softly lit lamp, as her baby snuggles closer to her neck, his chubby fists opening and closing. He exhales and relaxes his body with a small rattled whimper. She waits, her eyelids drooping...Show More Summary

Robin Neidorf: That July Afternoon

My baby and I were often alone together in the early days and weeks. My husband returned to work after a week, my mother returned home after two. Like many new mothers, I lacked confidence in my mothering skills. Is it easier for women...Show More Summary

Batman to the Rescue – Joanell Serra

Three days before Christmas, alone in my kitchen, I slammed my dishwasher door so hard I heard the brittle crack of something breaking inside. I thought of opening the dishwasher back up and slamming it shut again and again pouring my frustration out on to every peanut butter smeared plate. Show More Summary

Kimberly Zapata – Fahrenheit

This post has an intense and abrupt ending. If you are fragile, you may want to skip this particular post as it may trigger you. It was 97 degrees when I went into labor as I waited on an underground subway platform for an uptown F train to the hospital. Show More Summary

Jen Gaskell: Rising From the Ashes

It was Mother’s Day, 2011. My daughters were then 7 months old and three and a half years old. I was at a free yoga class twenty minutes from my home. At the class’ end, I lay in relaxation pose. I felt a peace I hadn’t felt in days, my body and mind relaxing into […] The post Jen Gaskell: Rising From the Ashes appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         

The Return – Cristina Spencer

On a bright September afternoon, a little more than a year after my first daughter was born, I drove back to the hospital where I gave birth. Through the stop lights on El Camino Real, right at the In and Out Burger, straight ahead through the double lanes of Grant Road. Show More Summary

Kicking Off the 7th Annual Mother’s Day Rally for Mental Health

It’s that time again! When we here at Postpartum Progress share with you the words of Warrior mamas who have been through it – and now offer hope, camaraderie, and so much more to those who are still fighting, have fought, or will fight. Show More Summary

Launching Our Newest Tool for Moms: The New Mom Checklist for Maternal Mental Health Help

Just in time for Mother’s Day 2015, Postpartum Progress is thrilled to launch its newest tool for moms: The New Mom Checklist for Maternal Mental Health Help. The checklist was created to facilitate helpful conversation between struggling mothers and the clinicians who can assist them. Show More Summary

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