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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Worth Every Moment: Charity’s Struggle with Postpartum Depression

I am so honored to welcome Warrior Mom Charity today to share her story.  Charity struggled  with postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety with a psychotic episode. I have three little girls, ages 8, 7 and 4.  Bringing each homeShow More Summary

Warrior Mom Conference Dinner Recap

On the first night of the Warrior Mom Conference, the attendees were treated to a beautiful candlelit dinner at the St. Botolph Club in Boston. After a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and wine, the women drew seat assignments...Show More Summary

I’m Not Sorry {Guest Post by Climb Out Leader Jessica LaBonte}

As I was sitting in a hospital room with my very pregnant, sick and dehydrated sister-in-law, I realized I had a bunch of awesome Postpartum Progress Hug Cards in my purse. So, while the nurse was changing out her fluids, I announced...Show More Summary

Finding Your Circle

During the Warrior Mom Conference last week in Boston, we did an exercise where the brilliant Kate Kripke, LCSW, asked us to draw a target. In the bullseye, we were to write the people that we could call that would be there in an instant, whether by phone, physical presence, or text. Show More Summary

You Are Never Alone

When I first became depressed and anxious after my oldest daughter was born four years ago, I kept it bottled up inside – but its devastating effects on me were all too visible anyway. I wasn’t eating, couldn’t sleep, was mute and crying at the smallest instigation – and I thought I was all alone. Show More Summary

Calling All Homestead Warriors – A Giveaway!

Helloooooo, lovely ladies! We haven’t forgotten you! Hopefully, by now, some of you who signed up for postcard love from the Warrior Mom Conference have received notes of hope, tinged with a bit of Boston magic, from our attendees. I...Show More Summary

Warrior Mom Conference Re-cap

This past weekend, over 100 Warrior Moms from around the world gathered in Boston for the first ever patient-centered conference on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. To call it a success would be a massive understatement. We didn’t want it to end. Show More Summary

Warrior Mom Conference – Need your Questions

We want to hear from our warrior mom community as we begin our first ever Warrior Mom Conference.  The first morning of the conference is filled with an amazing panel of speakers.  We will have a moderated question and answer session. Show More Summary

The Power of the Warrior Mom Community

On our way down, at the Climb Out of the Darkness, a miracle happened: I forgave myself for my prenatal anxiety. The power of the Warrior Mom community, right there in person, surprised me; I’m used to participating in our online community. Show More Summary

Exercise and Recovery in Postpartum Depression

I remember my postpartum depression and anxiety. I was so overwhelmed fighting for survival day by day, that energy for anything other than that was non existent. On the rare days that I did have energy, my anxiety made me too scattered to focus. Show More Summary

When Postpartum Depression Makes You a Stranger to Yourself

Seeing someone struggling through postpartum depression and anxiety cracks my heart wide open. I don’t care if I’m a stranger to them or not, I want to take their hands into mine and tell them to trust me. I want them to believe me when...Show More Summary

Why These Women Are Climbing Out of the Darkness of PPD

This weekend, Postpartum Progress’ 3rd annual Climb Out of the Darkness will take place in cities in towns throughout the world. Some of the women participating, all of whom are survivors of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like PPD, have shared with us why they are Climbing. Show More Summary

100 Mothers Display Their Strength After PPD & Anxiety [video]

If you feel alone. If you feel ashamed. If you’re still lost. If you haven’t told anyone yet. Or ever. If you feel like you’ll never get better. If you have gotten better and yet you still look over your shoulder.  If you still grieve...Show More Summary

Sign up Now: Postcards of Hope

Do you want a postcard with a handwritten message of hope and encouragement from an attendee of the Warrior Mom Conference, the first ever patient centered maternal mental health conference being held on July 11-12 in Boston? Of course...Show More Summary

Announcing the Warrior Mom™ Conference Schedule

  There are only 37 days until Warrior Moms from around the world gather in Boston for the first ever patient-centered conference on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  And as we get closer to this groundbreaking event, we have some...Show More Summary

Antenatal depression and antenatal anxiety: Jen’s story

I struggled with undiagnosed antenatal depression and antenatal pregnancy.  I felt like such a fraud.  My husband and I had planned for this baby.  I should have been overjoyed and glowing.  Instead I walked around in a fog of self-hatred, irritability, and unrelenting worry. Show More Summary

The Racial & Ethnic Disparities of Identifying & Treating Postpartum Depression

Did you ever wonder if you were suffering from postpartum depression because a friend talked to you about their experience? Did you read a book that reflected your experiences? If you found a narrative that fit with your experience,Show More Summary

Stand Together for Moms With Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Three years ago Postpartum Progress started an event called Climb Out of the Darkness®. We had no idea what it would become. We only knew we needed an event that would bring together moms from around the country and around the worldShow More Summary

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

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