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A Therapist’s Story (Part 2): My Battle with Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

A Therapist's Story (Part 2): My Battle with Postpartum Depression & Anxiety by Thai-An Truong, LPC, LADC for the PSI Blog November 2, 2017 My name is Thai-An. I am a therapist and a mother, and this is part 2 of the ups and downs of…

Soul Level Crisis

Soul Level Crisis By Katayune Kaeni October 13, 2017 for the Postpartum Support International BlogGoing through a perinatal mood disorder is like having a soul level crisis. It was for me anyways. Here’s what I mean….After my…

We are with you

Motherhood does not care if a woman is Muslim or Christian, black or white, Republican or Democrat, gay or straight, rich or poor. Motherhood is a state of being that transcends all labels and creates a bond among women. Postpartum…

Dark Side of the Full Moon

Movie about maternal mental health: Dark Side of the Full Moon Blog post by Lisa Edwards October 16, 2016 for Postpartum Support International Do you remember getting that wonderful glucose test for gestational diabetes when you were pregnant?…

Eating Disorders in Pregnancy

Eating Disorders in Pregnancy A Guest Post by Dr. Anna Glezer for Postpartum Support International Blog August 12, 2016A woman can eat whatever she wants during pregnancy… right? That’s the expectation, anyway. But we often neglect…

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 BlogJuly 22, 2016 Listen, friends, my early motherhood months were no picnic. I was already on medication, though, thanks to my own experience…

You Gotta Laugh

You Gotta Laugh by Lauren Safran for Postpartum Support International Blog July 11, 2016On 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…

plea

a poem by Suzanne Swanson for Postpartum Support International blog July 8, 2016  plea something               wrongthatbabydid not         glide into lovedid     notbring…

What PPD Taught Me About Mental Illness, Women, Class, and Work

What Postpartum Depression Taught Me About Mental Illness, Women, Class, and Work by Meghan K. Riley Postpartum Support International Blog June 29, 2016I cannot remember my first son’s birth. I remember how dry my throat was during…

PTSD: Like a Toddler’s Angry Temper Tantrum

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month **Trigger Alert PTSD: Like a Toddler’s Angry Temper Tantrum by Geraldine Donaher Postpartum Support International Blog June 26, 2016After I gave birth to a stillborn son,…

The Tyranny of Should

The Tyranny of Should Postpartum Support International Blog June 17, 2016 by Toki Castro-Tover Motherhood seems to come with a lot of "shoulds," some imposed by society, and some imposed by a mother's harshest critic—herself.A few…

Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave By Cheryl Zauderer Postpartum Support International Blog June 15, 2016 Maternity leave, frequently known as parental leave, or family leave, is defined as the time a new mother or father takes off from work after the birth…

Bad Mother – A PSI Blog Post

Bad Mother by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. PSI Blog April 23, 2016 I cannot begin to count the number of times I’ve heard someone say, “I’m a bad mother”.Raise your hand if you’ve said that to yourself. Raise your hand if any of…

The Changing Face of New Motherhood

The Changing Face of New Motherhood by Cheryl Zauderer Postpartum Support International Blog April 9, 2016 Why are new mothers today so overextended? Why are they completely overwhelmed by new motherhood?New mothers today are facing…

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…