Intrusive Thoughts: A Conversation

Yesterday, I wrote “Let’s Talk About Intrusive Thoughts.” Today? I’ve intertwined stories from moms (including myself) who have all experienced intrusive thoughts in one form or another during their postpartum experience. For one mom, she didn’t experience them until her son was two and she was off medication, something that made the experience even more […] The post Intrusive Thoughts: A Conversation appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

Let’s Talk About Intrusive Thoughts

This post deals with Intrusive Thoughts. If you are struggling, fragile, or easily influenced by reading the intrusive thoughts and obsessions of others, please avoid reading this post. For those who choose to stop reading now, I want you to know at the very least that you are not alone ....more

Why No One Invests in Maternal Mental Health

Yesterday I shared some reasons why moms can’t get help for postpartum depression or anxiety. Or depression or anxiety during pregnancy. Or postpartum psychosis or bipolar disorder ....more

6 Tips for Healthy Internet Support

The Internet. For those of us seeking help and company in the horrible isolation that is a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder, the Internet can be the helping hand we have longed for as we sink into the depths of our own private hells. The Internet may also be a source of magnification for intrusive […] The post 6 Tips for Healthy Internet Support appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

5 Steps Toward Becoming a Better Advocate

Please welcome Divya Kumar, a speaker from the Warrior Mom™ Conference in July, with the second of her two-part series on expanding outreach to underserved communities. In Wednesday’s post, we examined how “looking at perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through a “lens of diversity” can help us see how different aspects of our identities—and our […] The post 5 Steps Toward Becoming a Better Advocate appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

Love & Hip Hop: PPD in the ATL

Love & Hip Hop: ATL, is one of the highest cable rated shows on right now. In a recent episode, one of the cast members, Kalenna, openly discussed her recent diagnosis of Postpartum Depression. During the episode, we go to a therapy appointment with both Kalenna and her husband, Tony Vick ....more

Underserved Women & PPD: 5 Things You Should Know

In July, I had the privilege of speaking to over 100 survivors of PPD and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders at the first...more

Therapy Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All: Part 2

Yesterday, I told you my story of learning through experience that therapy, and mental health care in general, are not a one size fits all type of thing. Today, let’s get down to the practical side of things. How do you go about trying to find a mental health professional who has at least a […] The post Therapy Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All: Part 2 appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

Therapy Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All: Part 1

Content Warning: This blog post contains mention of miscarriage and links to posts about pregnancy loss. Once upon a time, I thought that counseling/therapy was a one-size-fits-all thing. Counselors are counselors, and all mental health professionals should be able to help anyone equally, right? ...more