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What Pediatricians Need To Know About Postpartum Depression

What Pediatricians Need To Know About Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression is the most common and serious postpartum condition, affecting 10% to 20% of mothers within the first year of childbirth.  Studies have found that up to 50% of women with PPD go undiagnosed. (Earls, MF and the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family…

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Featured PSI Members: Dr. Laurence Kruckman and Carolyn White

Featured PSI Members: Dr. Laurence Kruckman and Carolyn White As one of the founding members of PSI and a past PSI Board member, and in your several decades of research, you’ve been a long-time contributor to the growth in awareness of postpartum mental health issues. Carolyn has also seen many changes during her career as…

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Featured PSI Member: Carla Pileggi Caviola

An interview with Featured Member, Carla Pileggi Caviola, a licensed professional (LPC) in CT, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in NY. She discusses why she started in Maternal Mental Health and about her work.

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Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma by Emma Quick It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two years since we were anxiously awaiting our daughter’s arrival. Our second baby, but we had a different birth plan this time due to breech presentation.  My son had been born via vaginal delivery, so I was scheduled for a version to…

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EMDR Therapy

EMDR & Perinatal Mental Health Written by Shannon Kane, MSW, RSW “Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood, and untreated cause of human suffering.” -Peter Levine Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is gaining popularity in the perinatal world. You may have read about it online if you have researched trauma,…

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Cleft Lip Baby

Cleft Lip Baby by Mary Kemling These days my brain is often fried, overstimulated, sometimes underwhelmed, overworked, and unsupported for the tasks I ask it to do every day. But I think they have keyed the term #thisismotherhood for that. I wouldn’t say I disagree. I would say that I think mothers who suffer from…

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Exercise was my recovery

Exercise was my recovery by Mary P. Trontz “Down Came the Rain” as Brooke Shields so perfectly titled her book about postpartum depression. After my son was born, I struggled with postpartum depression. I cried every day for what seemed like forever, not knowing how I would overcome this. This was supposed to be the happiest…

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Conversations that Count: Ask A Dad about His Journey

Conversations that Count: Ask A Dad about His Journey By Daniel Singley With International Fathers’ Mental Health Day right around the corner, I wanted to take a brief look at some of the ways that my colleagues and I have been working to empower fathers to get their “dad-on” as best they can. IFMHD is…

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Words on Father’s Mental Health from PSI founder, Jane I. Honikman

In Honor of Fathers By Jane I. Honikman, M.S. Founder of Postpartum Support International We honor men who are fathers each June with expressions of appreciation and love. It is a centuries old global tradition.  Father’s Day is about celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society. It marks the historic recognition…

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Letter from Co-founder of International Father’s Mental Health Day, Dr. Andrew Mayers

International Fathers Mental Health Day 2019 A blog by Dr Andrew Mayers As we mark another International Fathers Mental Health Day, it’s a good time to reflect on what we have achieved since June 2018 but also reinforce what still needs to be done. I have been working in perinatal mental health for 16 years….

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