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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…

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MMH Free Intro Webinar

Maternal Mental Health 101 FREE WEBINAR 90 minute complimentary webinar 2017 Dates: September 14 and December 7 Presented by Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom 1:30-3:00pm Eastern Time Postpartum Support International & 2020 MOM Faculty: Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA September 14, 2017   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4293496529936490241 December 7, 2017  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1261092938553538817 After registering, you will receive a confirmation…

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Bad Mother – A PSI Blog Post

Bad Mother by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. PSI Blog April 23, 2016 I cannot begin to count the number of times I’ve heard someone say, “I’m a bad mother”. Raise your hand if you’ve said that to yourself. Raise your hand if any of these sound familiar: “I really need a break from my kid…. I…

The Changing Face of New Motherhood

The Changing Face of New Motherhood by Cheryl Zauderer Postpartum Support International Blog April 9, 2016 Why are new mothers today so overextended? Why are they completely overwhelmed by new motherhood? New mothers today are facing much higher demands and responsibilities than they did in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Many of today’s new…

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Motherhood is Me

Motherhood is Me By Andrea Bates Postpartum Support International Blog March 19, 2016 Note: My daughter is now nine years old. This was written when she was younger and I thought I’d lose it if she called Mommy loudly one more time. I survived. You will, too. Some days I wear the name Mom with…

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A story of my experience

A story of my experience By Kira Bartlett Postpartum Support International Blog March 8, 2016 I felt beautiful during my pregnancy. Labor seemed like it would be just another part of the lovely experience. “I’m an educated woman. I’ve taken a Lamaze class. I’ll be fine!” The only problem was that I had no one…

A Mindful Moment – PSI Blog

By Devi Natarajan Postpartum Support International Blog February 22, 2016 It was a cold and sunny October afternoon in the Windy City as my husband drove me to the hospital for a surgical procedure that would remove any traces of my twelve week pregnancy. Earlier that day we had gone for an ultrasound with nervous…

A Letter to Me, a Total Jerk, from Me, NICU Mom

By Elizabeth McLaughlin Postpartum Support International Blog February 12, 2016 Take a Walk. I don’t need you in my life anymore. People say hurtful things. But the person saying the most hurtful things to me … is me! If someone else said the same things to me that I say to me, I would never…

The Exercise Cure

Postpartum Support International Blog February 6, 2016 The Exercise Cure By Sharon Gerdes Many of us resolve to be healthier in the New Year. We pledge to eat more veggies and exercise more. But it’s cold outside and that left-over Christmas chocolate beckons. Leading a healthier lifestyle is not easy, and it takes commitment. Whether…

Letter to a New Mommy – by Andrea Bates

Letter to a New Mommy – by Andrea Bates for the PSI Blog January 26, 2016 Another version of this post originally appeared on Andrea’s blog, Good Girl Gone Redneck. Dear New Mommy, It’s going to be okay, I promise. I want to say how excited I am for you. You’re a mother! Imagine that….

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