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Important PSI News about the Safety Net for all families

PSI is here to support the families of Postpartum Progress March 7, 2017 All of us at Postpartum Support International (PSI) want to say how sorry we are about what has taken place in recent days at Postpartum Progress. To all of you who have so much to offer to women and men who suffer…

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Letter from Ann Smith

Hello from Ann Smith, PSI President May 14, 2017 It was a long busy winter at PSI. We are looking forward to Spring and Summer for lots of reasons, but let me talk about a few. Our 30th annual (imagine that) conference takes place in Philadelphia this year from July 12-15th. The 12th and 13th…

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Learn how to help new moms and dads — Trainings

Coming to YOU! PSI Certificate Trainings: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Components of Care   We have new trainings planned all the time — come join us! You’ll find more information and registration links below.  The 2-day PSI Certificate of Completion Course, taught by experienced and engaging faculty, is a thorough and evidence-based curriculum designed for nurses,…

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We are with you

Motherhood does not care if a woman is Muslim or Christian, black or white, Republican or Democrat, gay or straight, rich or poor. Motherhood is a state of being that transcends all labels and creates a bond among women.   Postpartum depression and anxiety does not distinguish either. For the one in seven women, and…

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Dark Side of the Full Moon

Movie about maternal mental health: Dark Side of the Full Moon Blog post by Lisa Edwards October 16, 2016 for Postpartum Support International Do you remember getting that wonderful glucose test for gestational diabetes when you were pregnant? Or perhaps you were one of the lucky ones (like me) who even got the follow-up test,…

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Don’t Wait

You don’t have to be in despair to get help by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. for the Postpartum Support International (PSI) Blog October 10, 2016 Emotional distress and stress are on a spectrum, from very mild to very severe. We all run along this spectrum as we face different life situations. Infertility, pregnancy, loss, and the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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