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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

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

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