The Importance of Connecting

I recently got the chance to sit around the table with some amazing women and talk about what I do every day and how it has impacted my life and the lives of others. This might be one of my favorite topics, given how social media and blogging has changed my life. I feel like […] The post The Importance of Connecting appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

Taking an Active Role in Your Postpartum Recovery

Belief Shared community Information These items are the beginning tools for a successful recovery from postpartum mood disorder. I say this confidently, because I believe in recovery being possible. I was once someone who never felt that I’d be normal again nor that I’d ever find my way back to who I used to be ....more

When You Compare Yourself To Mothers Without Postpartum Mood Disorder

From my viewpoint, everyone around me had it together. I saw the dark-haired mom seated on the other sofa in the gathering room. Her hair was smooth and fell neatly to her shoulders ....more

Warrior Moms and Social Media: Benefits and Pitfalls

My lifeline throughout my recovery from postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety was social media. ...more

Six Things You Should Know About Antidepressants and Pregnancy

In light of the recent uproar over the article on antidepressants and pregnancy that was published this week on the New York Times‘...more

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Submit Your Story for New Postpartum Anthology

Approximately 1 in 7 women suffer from postpartum depression after having a baby. Many more may experience depression during pregnancy, postpartum anxiety, OCD, and more. Postpartum depression is in fact the most common pregnancy-related complication, more widespread than gestational diabetes, preterm labor, or pre-eclampsia ....more

Off to Preschool: Postpartum Depression Milestones

I tearfully sent off my nearly...more

New York Times’ Biased Reporting On Antidepressants And Pregnancy Hurts Moms

On September 1st, the New York Times published a misleading and irresponsible article on antidepressants and...more

Head Vs. Heart: Why Postpartum Feelings Matter

My (baby) cousin gave birth to a beautiful baby girl this week. The night before her delivery, I got a text from her: “Is it normal not to be excited?” My heart sank a little. Just a smidge ....more

Authenticity Instead of Perfection

Authenticity is defined as real, not false or imitation. Original. Genuine ....more