Six Things to Say to Your Loved One with PPD

As I continue to use my voice as an advocate for moms...more

BabyCenter Finds PPD Moms Don’t Seek Help Due To Guilt & Shame

BabyCenter®, the number one pregnancy and parenting digital resource, recently asked 1,400 moms about their experience with postpartum depression and found that 40% said they didn’t seek medical help for their illness. Their reasons for avoiding reaching out for help included feeling like they should...more

Minority Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Survey

Postpartum Progress is hard at work behind the scenes to improve our support and inclusion of minority and underserved women in our community outreach and engagement. While we often feature stories on the blog from mothers of color and offering Spanish versions of the blog and nonprofit’s website are in the works, we want to […] The post Minority Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Survey appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

Postpartum Depression Screening is More Than Just a Questionnaire

I was one of the lucky mothers who was screened for postpartum depression after the birth of my child. My daughter’s pediatrician administered the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to me at my daughter’s first few check-ups. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until about six weeks after my daughter was born that I started to exhibit noticeable signs […] The post Postpartum Depression Screening is More Than Just a Questionnaire appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more

Mental Illness & The Tyranny of Forms

I was recently contacted by a Warrior Mom, one who sought and received treatment for her...more

How The VA Healthcare System Can Help Pregnant and Postpartum Veterans pt.2

Yesterday I wrote part one of my experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs mental healthcare system as a pregnant mother and veteran, giving my initial suggestion as to how they can improve their quality of care. You can read it here, and the rest of my story and suggestions below....more

How The VA Healthcare System Can Help Pregnant and Postpartum Veterans, pt. 1

I’m what the Department of Veteran Affairs call a “100% service-connected OEF/OIF disabled veteran.” As such, I am entitled to a host of benefits, the most comprehensive being that of healthcare. When I first separated from the Air Force in 2006, I was a pregnant single mother caught up in the crash landing...more

Support for Military Moms with Postpartum Mood Disorders

On this Veteran’s Day, the Postpartum Progress community would like to send out a giant thank you...more

Warrior Mom Book Club: Inconsolable by Marrit Ingman

The following is a conversation between members of the Warrior Mom Book Club after reading Inconsolable...more

When PPD Makes It Hard to Bond with Your Baby

In the delivery room back in 2005, I remember that blissful hour after our son was born when the doctors and nurses left the room to allow my husband and me to bond with our newborn baby boy. I was exhausted, but not in pain, thanks to my epidural. We’d wanted him so much, waited […] The post When PPD Makes It Hard to Bond with Your Baby appeared first on Postpartum Progress ....more