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

Blog Post Archive

Mental Health After Postpartum

Mental health, after postpartum “ends,” becomes a rough path. The only thing rougher is trying to leave the path and walk alone. I don’t recommend trying to walk alone. I’ve been seeing doctors and therapists since I was twenty-years-old, and the darkest times in my life have been before therapy and between therapists. Show More Summary

Warrior Mom Conference Countdown

There’s nothing like connecting with another mom who has been through postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis, or has experienced any of these illnesses during pregnancy.  An instant understanding and sisterhood binds you together, as you share your story and recognize yourself in a kindred spirit. Show More Summary

Mental Illness Didn’t Crush My Dream of a Family

Photo Credit: carf via Compfight cc I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder after experiencing two manic episodes in the same month, each requiring hospitalization. At the time I was devastated and felt as though my dream of having a family had been shattered. Show More Summary

Research uncovers various classes of PPD

Humans compare themselves to others around them. She has prettier hair. He has a nicer car. Why does she get the corner office when I have worked just as hard? Or the ever popular gym comparisons: I do the SAME exercises as her and yet, nothing. Show More Summary

How Women of Color Can Manage The Impact of Acculturative Stress and Discrimination During Pregnancy

Today I’m thrilled to have Dr. Lekeisha Sumner with us to share insight on two very common types of stress women of color may experience during pregnancy and tips on how we can manage both. Dr. Lekeisha Sumner, PhD, ABPP is a board-certified clinical psychologist with specialization in both clinical psychology and medical psychology. Show More Summary

Not All Situations Are the Same: My Four Stories

Trigger Warning: This post contains some references to miscarriage. Often, I find myself telling my story of life with and after Postpartum Depression (and Postpartum OCD, and Postpartum Anxiety, and Postpartum PTSD… darned comorbidity). Show More Summary

Dealing With Grief, Trauma, and Intrusive Thoughts

Trigger Warning: This post contains references to miscarriage, D&C, and intrusive thoughts. If you are feeling vulnerable, you may want to skip this post for now.  Last year, I posted about my experience with the emotional aftermath of a missed miscarriage. Show More Summary

3 Ways We Can Improve Maternal Mental Health Care For Women of Color

Earlier this week, I shared my growing concern with women of color and their maternal mental health being underserved by professionals and those in the mental health advocacy space. (Note: “Women of color” refers to women who are not...Show More Summary

Suffering in Silence With Intrusive Thoughts: What I Couldn’t Say

Today I’m bringing you a story from my (beautiful) friend Arnebya (pronounced Arnebya). She is a DC-based writer and editor (by day). A three-time BlogHer Voice of the Year, Arnebya’s work has appeared on multiple lifestyle and parenting blogs. Show More Summary

Women of Color and Maternal Mental Health: Why Are We So Underserved?

Over the past year, I’ve made it a point in my advocacy efforts to focus more on women of color, talking with them about their mental health experiences during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Based on those conversations and myShow More Summary

Quitando la Máscara: This Latina’s Fight Against Postpartum Anxiety

Today I’m honored to share my lovely friend (and fellow Texan!) Jessica Escobar’s story with you. Jess is a proud Latina and Texas girl who grew up on the border in El Paso, but currently lives in Austin with her husband and two beautiful girls. Show More Summary

Women of Color: Will You Tell Us About Your Postpartum Mental Health Experience?

Attention Warrior Moms of Color: Did you know Postpartum Progress wants to hear from you? We do! We are currently conducting a survey to find out how we can better support and serve women of color who are pregnant and new moms. Our goal...Show More Summary

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.         

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