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Archived Since:September 22, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Colic, Sleep Deprivation, Inadequate Support as Risk Factors for PPD

Just a quick post about colic, sleep deprivation, and inadequate support for the new mom as key risk factors for postpartum depression (PPD). There are many topics I want to blog about, but it’s another case of too many ideas, not enough time. Since these risk factors make up some of the pieces of the […]

Colic as a Risk Factor for PPD

Just a quick post about colic and its involvement with postpartum depression (PPD). There are many topics I want to blog about, but it’s another case of too many ideas, not enough time. Since colic is one of the pieces of the puzzle of my PPD experience, and since the Babble post titled “DR. HARVEY […]

If Only I Had Known – Part II

Today, I decided to continue with the “If Only I Had Known” theme from my first post 5-1/2 years ago in which I had blogged about a prior abdominal procedure to remove a dermoid cyst as a likely cause of infertility due to scar tissue formation.  What prompted me to write another If Only I […]

Why is it still so damn hard for moms to find help for postpartum mood disorders?

We are in the 21st century.  It is now 2017.  We have someone leading the country and the GOPs in trying to make it even harder for people to get access to healthcare, and in particular, mental healthcare.  Check out the articles “How Trumpcare Will Affect Moms Fighting Postpartum Depression” and Psychology Today’s “How Trumpcare […]

The Recovery Letters

I just realized I haven’t posted for over a month, since the end of May!  Wow, where did June go?!  I posted on Facebook not long ago that I vowed to somehow make the most of the summer–my favorite season–because before you know it we will be in depressing winter again. This is just a […]

Wrapping up Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month: Interview with Lindsay Lipton Gerszt on the Documentary “When the Bough Breaks”

Introduction: This film primarily follows the journey to recovery for Lindsay Lipton Gerszt.  It also includes interviews of celebrity mothers (i.e., co-producer Tanya Newbould, Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips, celebrity chef AartiShow More Summary

A Reminder to New Moms: Get Outside As Much As You Can

If you’re a new mom and seeing this blog post, then I’m glad, cuz this post was written with you in mind! There is a reason–actually, reasons–why people say you need to get outside as much as you can after you’ve recovered from childbirth. Sunlight is good for you. Click here for a post about […]

ONE MOM’S REFLECTION FOR MOTHER’S DAY

This is a post a mom wanted to share on my blog anonymously.  Thank you, mama, for sharing your experience!  ? ? ? ??????????????? To think of moments like this that I would have missed had I just given up. If I had let the mental illness win. After my twins my postpartum depression/postpartum anxiety […]

Happy Mother’s Day 2017

Dear Mama- If you’re visiting my blog, I just want to let you know that you are not alone in your postpartum experience. You may feel like you are alone.  But you aren’t. I am a PPD survivor.  There are MANY PPD survivors.  I am here for you.  There are many PPD survivors out there […]

Dear Evan Hansen: The Broadway Musical That Connects Us All

Congratulations to Dear Evan Hansen for its Tony Award nominations!  From the time I first heard Ben Platt sing “Waving Through A Window” weeks before the show even hit Broadway, I decided I had to see the show as soon as it came out.  So see it I did during previews in November 2016.  AND […]

The First Center of its Kind in New Jersey

As I mentioned a few days ago, I took the day off because  I needed to witness the grand opening of the very first center of its kind in my home state: The Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Center at Monmouth Medical Center.           After paying this center a visit personally and […]

Heading into Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month with a Bang

Just like this time last year, I’ve come across so many things on my Facebook feed in the past few days that I’m just going to highlight all the exciting work, developments, other mothers’ experiences, and upcoming events all in one post.  As I stumble across more articles this month, I will add them to […]

The Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Center at Monmouth Medical Center – Grand Opening on May 4, 2017

Announcing the Grand Opening of The Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Center at Monmouth Medical Center (MMC)!  This is such an exciting development for New Jersey that I’m taking the day off from work to attend this grand opening to meet the program’s multi-disciplinary team of experts and clinicians certified by Postpartum Support International. When: […]

The Fed is Best Onesie Drive – Now til May 13, 2017

I have previously blogged (click here and here) about the importance of a baby being fed….whether they are breastfed, bottle fed with pumped milk or formula, or a combination thereof–what matters is they are adequately fed. Period. Partly because my focus has been on other things and also because it’s been over 11 years since […]

Sounds of Silence 9th Annual Run/Walk – April 29, 2017

I’m late in posting this…nowadays it’s just so easy to lose track of time! Join the Sounds of Silence, Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s 9th annual run/walk in memory and celebration of Lisa Mary Reilly and help raise funds in the effort to increase awareness of perinatal mood disorders, such as postpartum […]

Best Beginnings Out of the Blue Launch

I was thrilled when I saw on my timeline this video of the Duchess of Cambridge announcing the Best Beginnings Out of the Blue launch.  Best Beginnings is a charitable organization created to ensure the best start to life for families in the UK by providing support to expectant and new parents, training healthcare professionals, […]

Defiant Girl vs Bull

I wanted to post my memorable adventure into downtown Manhattan yesterday afternoon, but wanted to stick with my determination to avoid being political on this blog. But since I’m such a lover of analogies, it just dawned on me how I could work my experience (my visit with the Defiant Girl statue (the name of the […]

Tri-State Area Resources for New Mothers and Professionals Who Care for Them

I will be adding to this post as I think of other resources… Postpartum Support International (PSI) I’ve been a member of PSI since 2006 and have met many wonderful, dedicated and caring social workers, therapists, peer-to-peer support group leaders, etc. at its conferences over the years.  The PSI website, as I’ve mentioned in numerous previous […]

Hush, Baby, Don’t You Cry

With my temporary reprieve from Facebook (which only lasted, er, 5 days in which I deactivated my account for the first time ever) and my angst over the election simmering down just a tad, as I watch folks dropping from the T administration…..first Flynn resigns and now it looks like KellyAnn is sidelined (I hope […]

Temporary Break from Facebook

Good morning and happy Sunday to anyone who’s come to this blog today. Just a quick note to let you know that I have temporarily deactivated my personal Facebook page and in doing so, my author page on Facebook is temporarily deactivated as well (not that that many people have been following that anyway, but….). […]

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