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New Dads and the “Fatherhood Generation Gap”

New Dads and the “Fatherhood Generation Gap” by Daniel Singley, PhD Postpartum Support International Blog June 18, 2016 In honor of Father’s Day, I wanted to highlight an aspect of the transition to new fatherhood which tends not to…

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…

MMH Free Intro Webinar

Maternal Mental Health 101 FREE WEBINAR 90 minute complimentary webinar 2017 Dates: September 14 and December 7 Presented by Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom 1:30-3:00pm Eastern Time Postpartum Support International &…

PSI Receives Grant From Walton Family Foundation

Postpartum Support International Receives Grant from Walton Family Foundation First World Maternal Mental Health Day to be Held on May 4, 2016 Denver, CO. Apr 28, 2016 – As many as one in seven women will experience postpartum depression.…

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…

Motherhood is Me

Motherhood is Me By Andrea Bates Postpartum Support International Blog March 19, 2016 Note: My daughter is now nine years old. This was written when she was younger and I thought I'd lose it if she called Mommy loudly one more time. I survived.…

A story of my experience

A story of my experience By Kira Bartlett Postpartum Support International Blog March 8, 2016 I felt beautiful during my pregnancy. Labor seemed like it would be just another part of the lovely experience. "I'm an educated woman. I've taken…

A Mindful Moment – PSI Blog

By Devi Natarajan Postpartum Support International Blog February 22, 2016It was a cold and sunny October afternoon in the Windy City as my husband drove me to the hospital for a surgical procedure that would remove any traces of my twelve…

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…

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…

Secret Pain

Secret Pain Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. for the Postpartum Support International Blog January 19, 2016You 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…

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…

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…

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, 2016Stress 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.…