Worth Every Moment: Charity’s Struggle with Postpartum Depression

I am so honored to welcome Warrior Mom Charity today to share her story. ...more

Warrior Mom Conference Dinner Recap

On the first night of the Warrior Mom Conference, the attendees were treated to a beautiful candlelit dinner at the St. Botolph Club in Boston. After a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and wine, the women drew seat assignments at random, allowing them to enjoy the company of those that they may not have […] The post Warrior Mom Conference Dinner Recap appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

I’m Not Sorry {Guest Post by Climb Out Leader Jessica LaBonte}

As I was sitting in a hospital room with my very pregnant, sick and dehydrated sister-in-law, I realized I had a bunch of awesome Postpartum Progress Hug Cards in my purse. So, while the nurse was changing out her fluids, I announced I was “going to work.” When I walked back into the room, the […] The post I’m Not Sorry {Guest Post by Climb Out Leader Jessica LaBonte} appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

Finding Your Circle

During the Warrior Mom Conference last week in Boston, we did an exercise where the brilliant Kate Kripke, LCSW, asked us to draw a target. In the bullseye, we were to write the people that we could call that would be there in an instant, whether by phone, physical presence, or text. In the next […] The post Finding Your Circle appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

You Are Never Alone

When I first became depressed and anxious after my oldest daughter was born four years ago, I kept it bottled up inside – but its devastating effects on me were all too visible anyway. I wasn’t eating, couldn’t sleep, was mute and crying at the smallest instigation – and I thought I was all alone. […] The post You Are Never Alone appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

Calling All Homestead Warriors – A Giveaway!

Helloooooo, lovely ladies! We haven’t forgotten you! Hopefully, by now, some of you who signed up for postcard love from the Warrior Mom Conference have received notes of hope, tinged with a bit of Boston magic, from our attendees ....more

Warrior Mom Conference Re-cap

This past weekend, over 100 Warrior Moms from around the world gathered in Boston for the first ever patient-centered conference on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. To call it a success would be a massive understatement. We didn’t want it to end ....more

Warrior Mom Conference – Need your Questions

We want to hear from our warrior mom community as we begin our first ever Warrior Mom Conference. ...more

The Power of the Warrior Mom Community

On our way down, at the Climb Out of the Darkness, a miracle happened: I forgave myself for my prenatal anxiety. The power of the Warrior Mom community, right there in person, surprised me; I’m used to participating in our online community. As we walked, the other moms compared experiences, and each noted that she […] The post The Power of the Warrior Mom Community appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

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 wasn’t flattened with fatigue, my anxiety left me too scattered to focus ....more