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It’s Okay to Stay Home on Thanksgiving

Having a baby around Thanksgiving feels so magical, doesn’t it? Pregnant with our first son, I remember feeling excited about his due date. While not due until the week after Thanksgiving, I delivered all three of my babies early due...Show More Summary

Speaker Submissions Now Open for Warrior Mom™ Conference ’16

We’re looking for YOU… …to submit a speaker/presenter application for the 2016 Warrior Mom™ Conference happening in Atlanta next October 14-15. That’s right. We’re looking for you. We’re looking for speakers who want to use their knowledge and passion to help moms with perinatal mood disorders. Show More Summary

When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Go As Planned

As expectant mothers, all we can do is plan. We make labor plans, we plan the nursery, we plan how we will spend our maternity leave. We plan birthday parties, play dates, college graduations. All this planning before even giving birth. Show More Summary

Book Your Room for the 2nd Annual Warrior Mom Conference

We’ve heard your questions in the private Facebook group for Warrior Mom Conference Attendees. (You’ll be added to the group when you register.) We know you’ve all been chomping at the bit to book your hotel room at The Georgian Terrace for our second annual Warrior Mom Conference. Show More Summary

Postpartum Depression Stigma Persists Even In Federal Government

Someone told a mom in the Postpartum Progress community the other day that there is no longer any stigma when it comes to postpartum depression. We’re talking about it. We’re doing things about it. Moms need to realize that the stigma...Show More Summary

Moms Needed for a Postpartum OCD Study

Becoming a mother should be one of the happiest moments in a woman’s life. Unfortunately, many women suffer from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders beginning in pregnancy through the first year postpartum. Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is becoming more widely studied because of the potential ethical and legal consequences. Show More Summary

How an Adult Adoptee Experienced Postpartum Depression

Editor’s Note: November is National Adoption Month. Postpartum Progress strives to tackle topics from all points of view, and today we have Chrissie Gaddis, a mom and adult adoptee, telling her story. It’s important in the discussion of motherhood, postpartum depression, adoption, mental health, and more. Show More Summary

Moms with Postpartum OCD Discuss Target’s Obsessive Christmas Disorder Shirt

Yesterday, public scrutiny switched from Starbucks to Target when the retailer was accused of trivializing mental illness with a Christmas shirt. The shirt reads: OCD – Obsessive Christmas Disorder. Get it? Instead of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder! Because loving Christmas as much as Buddy the Elf is the same thing as a mental illness. Show More Summary

How a Traumatic Birth Gave Me Postpartum PTSD & Depression

My child will be an only child. I want to talk about one of the reasons she will be an only child. I want to talk about why I roll my eyes or wince when someone tells me that I’m too young to say something like this or to “give it time.”...Show More Summary

We Need to Talk About Postpartum Disorders

[Editor’s Note: Today we are thrilled to have a guest post by Betsy Schwartz, Vice President of Public Education & Strategic Initiatives at the National Council for Behavioral Health.] In 2001, a tragic event in a suburb of Houston Texas shook the soul of the nation. Show More Summary

National Adoption Month: Addressing Depression During Pregnancy

To say I felt depressed during my first pregnancy is an understatement. To say that my depression went untreated is also an understatement. However, considering I presented a number of risk factors for depression during pregnancy, the...Show More Summary

Men’s Health Month: More Mental Health Help Needed for Fathers

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from Carrie London of Growing Humans. Addressing fathers’ mental health is important in the discussion of postpartum depression. Additionally, November is Men’s Health Month and this year the Movember movement includes mental health as an issue. Show More Summary

Purchase Your Tickets for the 2016 Warrior Mom Conference

That’s right! You can purchase your ticket for the 2016 Warrior Mom Conference, taking place in Atlanta, GA from October 14-15, 2016. We encourage you to do so as soon as you possibly can as we sold out very quickly last year. But maybe...Show More Summary

Anxiety Doesn’t Own Me: How I Beat Pregnancy Anxiety

Note: Today’s guest post is written by warrior mom Andrea Bates from Good Girl Gone Redneck, addressing the often overlooked issue of pregnancy and anxiety. When I found out I was pregnant, I was over the moon excited. Beyond thrilled. Show More Summary

Announcing the 2016 Warrior Mom™ Conference

Editor’s Note: We’ve got great news today, and we’ve asked Graeme Seabrook to share the good news with you. -Jenna It was somewhere in the middle of the first session on the first day of Warrior Mom™ Conference 2015 that I first started to wonder about 2016. Show More Summary

Surviving the Dark Season

I reached out to some of my fellow warrior moms to see if anyone wanted to share their story, and the following is by one of the brave women who responded to say, “Yes, it’s finally time for me to share.” Thank you to Diane Stenglein of Motherhood is Painless for writing this. Show More Summary

PPD in the News: What to Do When Tragedy Strikes

If you ever have the radio on, a television on in your vicinity, or follow social media at any point during any given day, you will hear stories of tragedy. Sadly, sometimes those stories involve moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Show More Summary

Support for Mothers with Postpartum Depression in Nigeria

Last week on Twitter, a tweet flew by me: I led d first ever Postpartum Depression Awareness Program For Expectant n New Mothers in Nigeria,read about it here — Onyedikachi (@Kachi_Gele) October 21, 2015 A Posptartum Depression Awareness Program for Expectant New Mothers in Nigeria? My curiosity was piqued. Show More Summary

Can Hayden Panettiere & Drew Barrymore Help Promote Systemic Change?

Editor’s Note: Today we bring you an important guest post by Divya Kumar, Sc.M., CLC, PPD. She praises all the talking we did about postpartum depression last week in light of celebrities sharing their struggles, but she warns us that there’s more work to be done. Show More Summary


It’s difficult, this life filled with flashbacks and sidebars with a brain dead set on defying you at every turn. Frustratingly so. A life which seems to ebb and flow between complicated and blissfully simple when we think back to the before but get stuck wondering if there ever was truly a before. Show More Summary

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