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Postpartum Anxiety – Holistic Healing

Postpartum Anxiety - Holistic Healing By Pam Marmon PSI Blog - April 26, 2017 The overwhelming smell of antiseptics choked the air as I waited for the doctor’s results in the emergency room. As nurses buzzed past my door, I found myself…

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…

Don’t Wait

You don’t have to be in despair to get help by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. for the Postpartum Support International (PSI) Blog October 10, 2016 Emotional distress and stress are on a spectrum, from very mild to very severe. We all run along…

Mom in Motion

Mom in Motion by Kat Kaeni September 20, 2016 for the Postpartum Support International blog I don’t know what kind of mother I am. I don’t fit a mold. I don’t fit an idea. I don’t fit a book, article, or status. The definitions of…

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…

Postpartum Mindfulness

Composing a Moment: Mindfulness Techniques in Postpartum Mood Disorders by Edith Gettes MD August 5, 2016 for Postpartum Support International Blog  Parents are among the busiest people in the world. Biologically programmed to care…

How ECT Helped My Postpartum Bipolar Depression

How ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) Helped My Postpartum Bipolar Depression By Dyane Leshin-Harwood for Postpartum Support International Blog August 2, 2016 Ten years ago if you told me that, in a state of despair, I would beg a stranger…

Self-Compassionate Parenting

Self-Compassionate Parenting by Devi Natarajan for Postpartum Support International Blog July 30, 2016 Parenting is like surfing. Through experience, some learn to do it gracefully without falling off too often. As a parent I have had numerous…

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…

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder: The Invisible Postpartum Mood Disorder

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder: The Invisible Postpartum Mood Disorder By Dyane Leshin-Harwood July 13, 2016 for the Postpartum Support International Blog Bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis have recently made…

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…

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,…

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…