Ellen’s story

I am an engineer with a type A personality. I am an athlete and your classic control freak. I love data and firmly believe that “knowledge is power.” I thought I had all the facts about giving birth, having a newborn, and what postpartum…

Julia’s Story

This is not my first baby, my third baby, but it was my first experience with any type of postpartum mood disorders. I knew it was a possibility for me because I had struggled with generalized depression anxiety before. And I knew that…

Eszter’s Story

 Postpartum Depression and Anxiety is the "sneakiest" and most stigmatized mental illness in my opinion. Sneaky, because it can sneak up on you anytime in the perinatal period, even after recovery, the traces of guilt can show up…

Pandemic Recovery: Parent’s Mental Health

Pandemic Recovery: Parent's Mental Health by Melodye Phillips For months I sat with the decision of whether I should get the COVID-19 vaccine or not. The vaccine came out when my daughter was 2 months old and I was immediately paralyzed by…

Let’s Talk About IT! Maternal Mental Health Month

May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness month. The first week of May is Maternal Mental Health Week (May 3-7), and the first Wednesday is World Maternal Mental Health Day (May 5). Mother’s Day is on May 9.Raising awareness for perinatal…
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Postpartum Support International is a Global Resource for Mothers and Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Postpartum Support Is an International Resource for Mothers and Families You Are Not Alone, You Are Not to Blame, With Help, You Will Get WellPortland, OR March 9—One in seven pregnant or postpartum mothers…

The Reality of Postpartum Anxiety and 4 Ways to Manage it

by Amy StuartVanessa’s first several months as a parent were marked by debilitating anxiety. She was terrified of leaving the house and felt certain something terrible would happen if she did. She obsessively checked on her infant as she…
Renewal Series

Renewal 2021 – PSI Video Series

Have you ever wanted to learn more about meditation, mindfulness, yoga and grow your self-care toolbox? If so, PSI will be launching a brand new video series on Facebook and Instagram, that will focus on Renewal and Self-Care topics.  When…

#ImStillAGoodParent

Help us dispel the myth of the “perfect parent” by sharing this information:How parents portray themselves on social media is not always the same as real lived experience. Parenthood is never perfect Parental guilt is very real…

What I Learned About Parenting and the Postpartum Period Working in a Preschool

What I Learned About Parenting and the Postpartum Period Working in a Preschool by Amanda Dodson Gremillion  I am one of those preschool teachers who is known to spoil the babies. I often got guilted of this as a new mom too, but…

Low Supply Broke My Heart

Low supply broke my heart by Bethany Neubarth  *Trigger warning: Some content in this blog might be triggering or upsetting to certain audiences.I spent my pregnancy reading all the popular breastfeeding books; I went to three…

Featured PSI Member: Kelli Brien

Kelli Brien Birth and Postpartum Doula Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Certified Lactation Specialist Founder of Mahogany MaternityTell us a little about yourself outside of your work. I'm a wife and mother of 3 children and one…

Mom Guilt

Mom Guilt by Amy Stuart “You have to be kidding me.”I muttered these exact words to myself as I looked at the pregnancy test I held in my hand. It was positive. I had no idea what to do.My husband and I already had two small children.…

Practical Solutions for Postpartum Self-care

Practical Solutions for Postpartum Self-care by Amy Stuart The birth of my first child didn’t exactly go as I expected. While I hadn’t written up an elaborate birth plan, I had a loosely formed idea in my mind of how things were likely…

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

This month is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about the joys and benefits of breastfeeding. It also allows us to highlight and discuss some of the most common struggles and complications that can arise. We look forward to providing…