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Archives - December 2015

Attunement

Postpartum Support International Blog December 28, 2015 by Robin Hooper Last weekend, I enjoyed a rare occurrence. My son Joey, who is almost 4, and I were home alone. With siblings and a daddy it had been approximately 9 months since this had happened. Joey was knocked out from a long day and early morning…

How to Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

December 23, 2015 Postpartum Support International Blog How to Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season by Andrea Bates The holiday season is a beautiful time. Filled with joy and laughter, music and excitement, cookies and presents – what’s not to love? Lots, unfortunately. The holidays can be the most stressful time of the year…

The Living Grief of Parenthood

Postpartum Support International Blog December 21, 2015 The Living Grief of Parenthood by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. It’s always there, sometimes just below the surface. Sometimes in your face. The push and pull of overwhelming elation and grief in every moment that your child grows. It seems to affect us all; some more than others. That…

PSI Response to Antidepressants and Autism Risk

Less Fear, More Science. December 17, 2015 We write on behalf of Postpartum Support International (PSI), the leading organization dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood disorders, and its clinical member group, the Reproductive Psychiatry Group. As a group, we are deeply concerned by the possible harmful repercussions of Boukhris et al.’s study ‘Antidepressant…

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FAQ – Antidepressants and Autism?

Q & A regarding Boukhris et al. et al.’s study ‘Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children’, published in JAMA Pediatrics: This FAQ was written in response to an article published on the question of rates of autism and a research study’s statement that there might be a relationship to…

Mom for the Holidays

December 15, 2015 Mom for the Holidays by Lauren Hale From the Postpartum Support International Blog Jingle bells, jingle bells, mama had a baby. Now she’s sad but she must look glad, oh my will she ever survive? Oh, the holidays. The holidays when we are supposed to be so happy, festive, and joyous even…

The Early Days: How I Survived

December 8, 2015 The Early Days: How I Survived by  Andrea Bates Remember the early days of parenting? When you found yourself sleep-deprived and wishing for more coffee? When you tag-teamed with your partner to ensure that you got to take a shower at some point that day? When you put the shushing sounds CD on…

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I’m Donating to Postpartum Support International on #GivingTuesday

Sometimes we don’t choose our causes, they choose us. I never expected to have a postpartum psychosis after the birth of my second son. I never expected to lose touch with reality, be taken away from my preemie son in a straightjacket, spend weeks on a mental ward and then claw my way back to…

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