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Intersections Between Disordered Eating and Reproductive Trauma by Shira Collings, MS, NCC, LPC

Intersections Between Disordered Eating and Reproductive Trauma

Pregnancy can be a risk factor for disordered eating. How do struggling to become pregnant and pregnancy loss contribute to disordered eating?
By Whitney Storey, MS, LPC, PMH-C

Pregnancy and Birth Behind Bars

The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world, and women are the fastest-growing prison population today. Upwards of 80% of incarcerated women are mothers, the majority of whom are the primary parents.

Preparing for Better Outcomes: Matrescence Education as a Pathway

It’s hard to go even a couple of weeks without seeing another sobering statistic on the state of maternal health in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health, suicide is the leading cause of maternal mortality,…

On Matrescence: Let’s Stop Wearing Bikinis in the Blizzard

I love the month of November. In Northern California, it means we survived months of scorching sun, thick layers of sunscreen, and even a wildfire season. Now it’s sweater weather, time to restock our cabinets with hot chocolate, and enjoy…

What Not to Say Someone Struggling with Infertility

With infertility affecting about 1 in 6 women, it is likely that you know someone who is struggling, or has struggled, with infertility. The pain and distress of this experience is excruciating, often made worse by well-intentioned friends…

What I Learned Volunteering for Postpartum Support International

 Nine months after having my daughter, I started volunteering for Postpartum Support International (PSI).My postpartum experience opened my eyes to the alarming lack of emotional and mental health resources for new moms. Despite…

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.…

Conversations that Count: Ask A Dad about His Journey

Conversations that Count: Ask A Dad about His Journey By Daniel Singley With International Fathers’ Mental Health Day right around the corner, I wanted to take a brief look at some of the ways that my colleagues and I have been working to…
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For Partners: How to Show Up Well in the Postpartum Period

For Partners: How to Show Up Well in the Postpartum Period Elizabeth GilletteLet’s be real: the postpartum time is incredibly exciting for many families and it’s also a time when partners can feel frazzled, disoriented, and overwhelmed.…

Featured PSI Member: Dr. Kendra Flores-Carter

Dr. Kendra Flores-Carter is a maternal child and pediatric clinical social worker for university-affiliated teaching hospital Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) in Colton, California. Currently teaching at California State University San…

Undertrained and Far Too Common: An Alarming Reality

by April Gabriel-Ferretti, MS, MFT For the Postpartum Support International Blog February 20, 2018By now you’ve likely heard the story of Jessica Porten, a new mom from Sacramento, California who was devastated to learn that, after sharing…

Anxiety: My Manifestation

Anxiety: My Manifestation By M. J. Golias January 5, 2018 For Postpartum Support International Blog “I’m afraid. What if the power goes out and the A/C stops working?” I said to the older woman in the hair salon as I patted my freshly…

How I Overcame Postpartum Depression

A Therapist’s Story (Part III): How I Overcame Postpartum Depression By Thai-An Truong November 30, 2017 for the Postpartum Support International Blog Despite being pretty pessimistic and hopeless that anything could help me, I started…

Letting Go of My OCD

The One Thing I Needed in Order to Let Go of My OCD by Chelsea Elker November 21, 2017 This blog previously appeared in The Mighty and Chelsea’s blog, Delicate ChangeMy OCD. My mental illness. My disorder. My greatest enemy. …

Help new moms

How Can We Support Depressed Moms in Asking for Help? by Lita Simanis November 15, 2017 for the PSI Blog“If I tell someone how I feel, they might take my baby away from me.” “I shouldn’t be feeling like this. I’ve always…