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Birth Matters: A Collaborative Research Project Exploring Birth Trauma

The most humbling part of being a staff member at Postpartum Progress is meeting moms and hearing their stories. Whether a mom is newly diagnosed, or is recovered from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder there is something special about being entrusted with her story. Show More Summary

Steve Bannon’s Ignorance on Mental Health

  This post may be triggering if you are suffering from postpartum depression (PPD) and are sensitive to negative news events Here I am, posting again….wow, it’s now 3x in one month.  I haven’t posted with such frequency in a long time.  Guess you can say the state of this country is heavy on my […]

Honored to be Selected One of the Top Postpartum Depression Blogs of 2016 by Healthline

On November 4th, I was honored to be selected as one of the Top Postpartum Depression Blogs of 2016 by Healthline.  Thank you, Healthline, for this surprising recognition! I haven’t blogged about it until now due to my trying to recover from the wind getting knocked out of me by Trump’s election. I’m going to […]

Scars to Your Beautiful: We Are All Beautiful in Our Own Way

I have been hearing “Scars to Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara a lot when I’m in my car. And once I hear it, it keeps repeating in my head over and over and over all day long at work. I’ve been wanting to blog about this but the election side-tracked this until now.  I had […]

Mental Health in Color Initiative: Training Scholarships

Research shows people often feel more comfortable seeking help from someone who looks like them. We know that Black moms suffering from symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety face unique challenges. The Postpartum Progress mission...Show More Summary

Warrior Mom Strong with Cotton Babies

Only a few weeks ago, almost 200 Warrior Moms recently joined together in Atlanta for the 2nd Annual Warrior Mom® Conference, showing the world they are #warriormomstrong, thanks to the support of companies like Cotton Babies. Inspired...Show More Summary

Postpartum Insomnia Series – Part 5: VAN

I want to thank Van for sharing her postpartum insomnia experience with us.  She reached out to me via my blog back in January and we’ve corresponded via email since then.  She is nearing the end of her postpartum depression (PPD) journey. From the time she first reached out to me, I realized her symptoms were very similar to […]

Raising Awareness of Stillbirth: A Mother’s Story

We’re so happy to welcome Debbie Haine Vijayvergyia to the blog today, sharing her story in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Debbie is the co-founder of Action for Stillbirth Awareness & Prevention and the 2 Degrees Foundation. Show More Summary

Rise Up With Postpartum Progress

I have no words that can make this any better or more beautiful than it already is. Just watch this incredible PSA for maternal mental health and Postpartum Progress.   Thank you thank you thank you thank you to the immensely talented Jill Krause of Baby Rabies. Show More Summary

Help Her Get the Help She Needs

My first almost wordless blog post, ever. The words in this image say it all. It is an important message that we, as family members, friends, neighbors or even colleagues of new mothers, should take very seriously.  Permission to use this image granted by Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW, founder of The Postpartum Stress Center and author […]

2nd Annual Warrior Mom® Conference: Time Off For Mom

Today’s post comes from 2016 Warrior Mom® Conference speaker and attendee Kelly Bauer, with the help of some of the incredible women who will come together on October 14th and 15th in Atlanta at the conference. Kelly is a mother, wife, writer, and storyteller. Show More Summary

NICHD Moms’ Mental Health Matters Initiative Launches

We’re so pleased to welcome Dr. Triesta Fowler to Postpartum Progress today. Triesta runs the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s (NICHD) National Child and Maternal Health Education Program. Show More Summary

Postpartum Insomnia Series – Part 4: AMY

I met Amy in April 2013 at an event that took place at St. Clare’s Behavioral Health of Denville, New Jersey, and co-hosted by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey.  I was a speaker at that event.  That night, I met a group of amazing mothers, many of whom I’ve stayed […]

Welcome Sage Therapeutics, Sponsor of the 2016 Warrior Mom® Conference

It is with gratitude and excitement that we can announce that Sage Therapeutics has joined the ranks of Warrior Mom® Conference sponsors. We are thrilled they’ll be supporting our community in October for this second annual meeting of...Show More Summary

Sign Up: Postcards of Hope

One of our favorite activities at last year’s conference was writing Postcards of Hope to send to all the Warrior Moms at home. We heard from you for weeks after the conference in 2015, thanking us for sending a little love and light your way. Show More Summary

Warrior Mom® Conference Needs List: A Self Care Tool

Note: This guest post comes from Warrior Mom® Conference speaker Ali Kozoll. While she wrote it thinking of all of the many conference attendees soon joining us in Atlanta on October 14th and 15th, we hope this “Needs List” is a self...Show More Summary

Postpartum Depression In Other Languages: Spanish & Chinese

One of our goals at Postpartum Progress this year has been to start translating our resources for postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression in other languages. We’ve chosen to focus at the beginning on our New Mom Mental Health Checklist. Show More Summary

Parenting After Childhood Trauma

Did you experience childhood trauma? It’s worth thinking about if you are pregnant or postpartum and struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety or PTSD. Or even, actually, if you’re just a mom out there reading this and wondering how early traumatic events could possibly affect your parenting. Show More Summary

Postpartum Psychosis Help: Where Can Moms Go For Help? [Infographic]

Postpartum Progress is often asked where moms can go for postpartum psychosis help. What if you have psychosis or severe postpartum depression and need hospitalization or intensive treatment? There simply aren’t enough beds and spaces...Show More Summary

PPD & Suicidal Thoughts: So Glad To Be Alive 15 Years Later

My son was born 15 years ago today. My first child, the one with whom I had postpartum anxiety/OCD, the experience that eventually led me to start Postpartum Progress. I find it kind of magical that his birthday is occurring during National...Show More Summary

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