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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…

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…

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Your Diagnosis Isn’t Less than Anyone Else’s

Your Diagnosis Isn’t Less than Anyone Else’s By Andrea Bates For Postpartum Support International Blog July 22, 2016 Listen, friends, my early motherhood months were no picnic. I was already on medication, though, thanks to my own experience and my doctors’ awareness. They were open and listened to me. They helped me find the support…

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Review of Gerdes Novel
Back in Six Weeks

Review of Sharon Gerdes’s Novel Back in Six Weeks By Toki Castro-Tover for Postpartum Support International Blog July 19, 2016 The worry of a mother is a powerful thing. As is the mind. What stressors can do to your “mommy brain” is beyond anyone’s control, even science for that matter. Sometimes—though rarely—a mother will suffer…

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder: The Invisible Postpartum Mood Disorder

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder: The Invisible Postpartum Mood Disorder By Dyane Leshin-Harwood July 13, 2016 for the Postpartum Support International Blog Bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis have recently made media headlines. Katie Holmes stars as a lovestruck poet with bipolar disorder in the film Touched with Fire. The British hit television show EastEnders featured…

You Gotta Laugh

You Gotta Laugh by Lauren Safran for Postpartum Support International Blog July 11, 2016 On June 15th 2014, the New York Times featured a cover story on “New Findings on Timing and Range of Maternal Mental Illness.” As a coordinator with PSI, my name was given to a producer at Arise Cable News as someone…

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PSI Response to Tragedy

*trigger alert*   For tragedy. If you need support, call us at 800-944-4773. In an emergency, call 800-973-TALK. Response to Tragedy in Which Memphis Mom is Charged with Murder After Stabbing Four Children July 7th, 2016 As details emerge of the tragedy that took place on Friday, July 1, Postpartum Support International encourages law enforcement, policy-makers, mental…

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