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Mom in Motion

Mom in Motion by Kat Kaeni September 20, 2016 for the Postpartum Support International blog I don’t know what kind of mother I am. I don’t fit a mold. I don’t fit an idea. I don’t fit a book, article, or status. The definitions of who I am, how I mother, and how I partner…

Eating Disorders in Pregnancy

Eating Disorders in Pregnancy A Guest Post by Dr. Anna Glezer for Postpartum Support International Blog August 12, 2016 A woman can eat whatever she wants during pregnancy… right? That’s the expectation, anyway. But we often neglect to think about eating disorders during pregnancy. However, an eating disorder can make pregnancy—from conception to postpartum— much…

Postpartum Mindfulness

Composing a Moment: Mindfulness Techniques in Postpartum Mood Disorders by Edith Gettes MD August 5, 2016 for Postpartum Support International Blog   Parents are among the busiest people in the world. Biologically programmed to care for our offspring, we’re also concerned about our appearance and health, our relationship with our partner, the contribution we’re making to our…

How ECT Helped My Postpartum Bipolar Depression

How ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) Helped My Postpartum Bipolar Depression By Dyane Leshin-Harwood for Postpartum Support International Blog August 2, 2016 Ten years ago if you told me that, in a state of despair, I would beg a stranger to attach electrodes to my head to zap me, my retort would’ve been: “No way!” Life always…

Self-Compassionate Parenting

Self-Compassionate Parenting by Devi Natarajan for Postpartum Support International Blog July 30, 2016 Parenting is like surfing. Through experience, some learn to do it gracefully without falling off too often. As a parent I have had numerous moments that challenged my balance. There were times when I completely slid off and felt like I was…