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Archives - June 2016

What PPD Taught Me About Mental Illness, Women, Class, and Work

What Postpartum Depression Taught Me About Mental Illness, Women, Class, and Work by Meghan K. Riley Postpartum Support International Blog June 29, 2016 I cannot remember my first son’s birth. I remember how dry my throat was during labor, and how they told me that his heart rate was dropping. Then I remember, many hours later,…

PTSD: Like a Toddler’s Angry Temper Tantrum

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month **Trigger Alert PTSD: Like a Toddler’s Angry Temper Tantrum by Geraldine Donaher Postpartum Support International Blog June 26, 2016 After I gave birth to a stillborn son, my mind obsessed around the idea that I killed him. No matter what the doctors told me, I was…

New Dads and the “Fatherhood Generation Gap”

New Dads and the “Fatherhood Generation Gap” by Daniel Singley, PhD Postpartum Support International Blog June 18, 2016 In honor of Father’s Day, I wanted to highlight an aspect of the transition to new fatherhood which tends not to get as much attention from the media—the disconnect between how involved the current generation of dads…

The Tyranny of Should

The Tyranny of Should Postpartum Support International Blog June 17, 2016 by Toki Castro-Tover Motherhood seems to come with a lot of “shoulds,” some imposed by society, and some imposed by a mother’s harshest critic—herself. A few of them include that a mother “should”… feel happy when a new baby arrives have instant instincts about…

Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave By Cheryl Zauderer Postpartum Support International Blog June 15, 2016 Maternity leave, frequently known as parental leave, or family leave, is defined as the time a new mother or father takes off from work after the birth of a baby. This interval varies and could range from 6-12 weeks, to up to a…