How Postpartum Depression Affects Sex Drive

We decided to write a series of posts about sex, postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, and all the emotions and questions that surround the topic. We’re starting with the sex drive, or lack thereof, because moms experiencing PPD wonder if their sex drive will ever come back, if it’s “just them,” and other important questions. […] The post How Postpartum Depression Affects Sex Drive appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

#DayofLight: Spreading Truth and Hope

Today marks the third annual #DayofLight, a beautiful movement created by Brandi Jeter in 2014. From her post yesterday: “This is what depression looks like in my life. This is just one way that depression looks ....more

Lost Leave: A Tale of Taming Postpartum Anxiety & Depression

[Editor’s Note: In today’s guest post, Jen Bullet shares an encouraging story of how her doctors supported her through Postpartum Anxiety with medication, time, and reassurance. It’s important to share these success stories to ease the fears of moms initially seeking care. -Jenna] When you return to work, everyone asks you if it is tough […] The post Lost Leave: A Tale of Taming Postpartum Anxiety & Depression appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

Realizing I Needed Help for Postpartum Anxiety

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from Katie Collins. With a history of anxiety, she knew she might experience a postpartum mood and anxiety disorder, but it wasn’t until the birth of her second child that things spiraled out of control. Trigger Warning: Katie discusses her Intrusive Thoughts ....more

Apply for the Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom™ Conference Diversity Scholarship

Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom™ ConferenceDiversity Scholarship October 14th-15th, 2016, Atlanta, GAApplication Due: March 15, 2016 One of the goals at Postpartum Progress is to expand our reach and support so that all women are getting the information and help they need. Women of color get even less access and have even fewer options than the […] The post Apply for the Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom™ Conference Diversity Scholarship appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

What Moms Would Ask Presidential Candidates About Maternal Mental Health

With the Iowa Caucuses officially kicking off the election process today, many moms are thinking about what a new President will mean for maternal mental health care in this country. We know that mental health care needs improvement across the board for all people and we support any improvement. In fact, most states only maintained […] The post What Moms Would Ask Presidential Candidates About Maternal Mental Health appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

All Mothers Deserve Our Support

Tyra Banks welcomed her first child, a son, into the world last week. She announced his birth initially via her Instagram; simply a pictures of a newborn hat and a statement saying that the little miracle baby resembles both of his parents. She, then, mentioned the “angel” of a woman who carried this beloved child […] The post All Mothers Deserve Our Support appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

#meditateonthis Success Shows Moms with PPD Will Fight the Good Fight

Last night at 6:00 PM, we put out a call to our Warrior Moms and followers. We planned to take to Twitter to discuss the dismissive, stigmatizing, misinformed comments on postpartum depression by New York Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson. Within minutes, hundreds of moms took to Twitter to share truthful information, statistics, hope, help, […] The post #meditateonthis Success Shows Moms with PPD Will Fight the Good Fight appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

Postpartum Depression Is Real #meditateonthis

In response to the news that screening for perinatal depression is now recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force, New York Times bestselling author Marianne Williamson took to Facebook to tell her followers that the recommendation is simply a ploy to sell more drugs. She wrote, “Hormonal changes during and after pregnancy are NORMAL. […] The post Postpartum Depression Is Real #meditateonthis appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

Weaning and PPD: I Didn’t Know You Could Get Postpartum Depression Any Time During the First Year

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from Jessica. She writes about the depression she experienced after weaning her baby. -Jenna] Post-weaning depression, huh? ...more