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All Mothers Deserve Access to Affordable Postpartum Depression Treatment

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from a Warrior Mom who struggled to find access to affordable postpartum depression treatment. This is not okay, and it needs to change. -Jenna] The doctor noticed I was depressed immediately....Show More Summary

The Sun Will Shine Again

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from a Warrior Mom whose experience with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders may feel triggering for some. Please only read if you feel like you’re in a safe place. But know this: The sun will shine again. Show More Summary

Talking to Your Kids About Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who offers sage advice on discussion postpartum mood and anxiety disorders with your children. -Jenna] When you are ready, talking to your child about your experience with a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder can be very beneficial. Show More Summary

PPD & Immigrant Life: When Your Village Is Far Away

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from an immigrant Warrior Mom from Pakistan. A practicing Muslim, her family doesn’t discuss mental health, so she struggled to make sense of what was happening after her baby was born. -Jenna]...Show More Summary

Steps for Mothers of Color to Improve Their Maternal Mental Health

We know that women of color, particularly Black women, do not have the support and treatment they need in order to achieve recovery after suffering through postpartum depression and anxiety. We know that the system doesn’t support the well-being and wholeness of Black women. Show More Summary

Northside Hospital Is a Title Sponsor for the 2016 Warrior Mom® Conference

The Warrior Mom® Conference is proud to introduce Northside Hospital as a 2016 title sponsor. One of our guiding beliefs at Postpartum Progress is that “perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are a women’s health and a children’s health...Show More Summary

Get Nosy: Be Direct When Asking Moms If They Have Postpartum Depression

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from a Warrior Mom who wants us to be more direct when we’re talking to new moms about postpartum depression. Her points are very valid and very helpful. -Jenna] Today I’m giving you permission to be intrusive. Show More Summary

When Postpartum Depression Looks Like Lazy

My husband and I were both 35 years old, barely married one year, when our first son was born. Mark and I were much alike, having spent our lives beginning at age 14 working part time and then full time. When we met, I not only heldShow More Summary

Postpartum Onset OCD

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post from Warrior Mom Sarah Barnett might feel a little triggering for some as she discusses the intrusive thoughts that accompanied her postpartum onset OCD. Please only read if you feel you’re in a safe space. Show More Summary

2016 Climb Out of the Darkness Local Grant Awards

Postpartum Progress believes it is important to support local organizations that are truly making a difference for moms in their communities by providing direct services and support. Each year our Board of Directors elects to donateShow More Summary

A History of Mistrust

As we continue the Maternal Mental Health conversation for Minority Mental Health Month, we understand that Black women seek help from doctors at a much lower rate. We know that they do so because of the lack of access to resources.Show More Summary


Today we stand with the Siwe Project in the midst of Minority Mental Health month and proudly proclaim today #NOShameDay. The Siwe Project envisions a world in which people of African descent can openly share their experiences with mental health challenges and feel supported in seeking treatment without shame. Show More Summary

PPD, Anxiety, & PTSD as the World Falls Apart

I couldn’t leave the house yesterday. That’s really hard to admit. I’m a Warrior Mom® Ambassador. I run the Facebook group for our Warrior Mom® Conference attendees. I lead a support group. I help coach women through pregnancies after a PMAD. Show More Summary

A Word on Black Lives from Postpartum Progress

At Postpartum Progress, we believe Black Lives Matter. While not all readers will initially understand the importance of this movement or statement, we believe it matters to say this out loud and up front. We care deeply and equally for every mom suffering from a PMAD. Show More Summary

The Non-Stop Intrusive Thoughts of Postpartum OCD

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from a Warrior Mom who experienced Postpartum OCD. She shares her journey with intrusive thoughts so that other moms might feel less alone—and also so others will understand that side of OCD.Show More Summary

Stigma and the Strong Black Woman

Chimamanda Adichie calls attention to the danger of a single story in her TED Talk. Women of color find themselves lost and erased when the intersection of maternal mental health and minority maternal mental health is on the table because, among other things, the strong Black woman trope is at play. Show More Summary

Every June: A Story of Depression During Pregnancy

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes to us from a Warrior Mom in Kenya. It’s a beautiful, hard, and tiny bit scary look at an unplanned pregnancy, depression during pregnancy, and postpartum depression. We know other moms have felt this way, thought these thoughts. Show More Summary

The Time for to Self-Advocate Is Always NOW

Self-advocacy is the act of clearly communicating your wants and needs in order to obtain the support you need as it relates to your rights. Often times self-advocacy doesn’t happen because we are unable to understand what our actual needs are. Show More Summary

Parenting Milestones After Postpartum Depression

My tiny human graduated from preschool last Thursday. As my husband and I sat in the front row, waiting for the most adorable procession I will ever see, I started thinking about this moment in time. Back, when I was at the sickest.Show More Summary

A Long Journey with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from a Warrior Mom in Australia. She said that this site helped her understand more about postnatal depression and anxiety (PND), which is how they refer to postpartum depression and anxiety Down Under. Show More Summary

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