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…

Infant Massage

How Infant/Baby Massage Can Help with Postpartum Depression By Angela Hitchcox  When a mother goes home from the hospital or birthing center with her new baby, she is thrown into a major life transition following her pregnancy.  Some…

Growing your Village: A guide for new parents

Grow your Village – A guide for new parents Jessie Everts, PhD LMFT As the African proverb goes, “it takes a village” – not just to raise a child, but to support a new parent. Connection with others and support are so vitally…

Looking to the future: Letters from PSI Board Members: Chris Raines, Liz Verney and Ann Smith

Letter from Chris Raines, RN MSN APRN-BC- PSI Board Chair Hi everyone,WOW, what a wonderful virtual conference we just completed. When we started talking about how to have our yearly conference this year, scheduled for New Orleans, we talked…

How to Advocate for Your Own Mental Health

How to Advocate for Your Own Mental Health By Amy Stuart  Maybe it’s the chilly examination room. Maybe it’s the feeling of bare skin beneath a loosely-fitted, sheer gown or the way the paper blanket crinkles when you shift positions.…

How To Support A New Mom Who Is Struggling With Postpartum Depression

How To Support A New Mom Who Is Struggling With Postpartum Depression by Amy Stuart  A few years ago, I entered a new season of life. My friends and I left our college years behind us and established ourselves in our respective fields.…

Mom Genes Research

Mom Genes Fight PPD by Amy Stuart This blogpost was written based on a Mom and Mind podcast episode hosted by PSI board member Katayune Kaeni and Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody. Technology has transformed the way we live. We no longer rely…