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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…

PSI Lauds USPSTF Report Calling for Perinatal Screenings

Postpartum Support International Lauds Report Calling for Depression Screenings Postpartum depression comes in many “Shades of Blue,” and PSI helps mothers find treatment options. PORTLAND, OR, Jan 27, 2016 — The panel report by an independent group of experts appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services called for screening for depression during and…

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….

Secret Pain

Secret Pain Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. for the Postpartum Support International Blog January 19, 2016 You just had a baby. Everyone around you is so happy. And you are too…sometimes. You feel “off” or “out of sorts,” but you’re not sure why. So, you think, “Well, maybe it’s because I’m sooooo tired.” That’s definitely true, but…

Some Days – This Motherhood Thing

Some Days – This Motherhood Thing by Andrea Bates Postpartum Support International Blog January 10, 2016 Some days you’ll find yourself wondering how you got into this whole motherhood thing. And you’ll ask yourself how on earth you’re going to survive it. And then you’ll remind yourself that … Sometimes the only thing you can…

Own Your Story

Own Your Story by Lauren Safran Postpartum Support International Blog January 6, 2016 Picture this scene…soft music…a symphony of gentle chords dance around you. As the tempo increases your heart fills with love. All of the empty pieces within you are suddenly sated and warm and complete. You have given birth and are comfortably lounging…

Eight Ways to Reduce Your Stress in the New Year

Eight Ways to Reduce Your Stress in the New Year Postpartum Support International Blog by Andrea Bates January 2, 2016 Stress is something we all have to live with. We need to manage it. Beat it. Find ways around it. It’s going to be there. But there are a few reliable steps we can take…

Attunement

Postpartum Support International Blog December 28, 2015 by Robin Hooper Last weekend, I enjoyed a rare occurrence. My son Joey, who is almost 4, and I were home alone. With siblings and a daddy it had been approximately 9 months since this had happened. Joey was knocked out from a long day and early morning…

How to Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

December 23, 2015 Postpartum Support International Blog How to Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season by Andrea Bates The holiday season is a beautiful time. Filled with joy and laughter, music and excitement, cookies and presents – what’s not to love? Lots, unfortunately. The holidays can be the most stressful time of the year…

The Living Grief of Parenthood

Postpartum Support International Blog December 21, 2015 The Living Grief of Parenthood by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. It’s always there, sometimes just below the surface. Sometimes in your face. The push and pull of overwhelming elation and grief in every moment that your child grows. It seems to affect us all; some more than others. That…

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