PostpartumProgress.com offers in-depth information, community and hope for pregnant and new moms with postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth (including postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, depression during pregnancy, post-adoption depression, postpartum PTSD, depression after miscarriage or perinatal loss and postpartum psychosis). This blog is a service of the nonprofit organization Postpartum Progress®, which raises awareness, fights stigma and provides peer support to women with maternal mental illness. To learn more about our nonprofit’s mission and the work we do to serve moms, click here.
We are fiercely proud to be the world’s most widely-read blog dedicated to these illnesses, with more than 1.1 million pageviews annually. Our award-winning site is consistently ranked among the top blogs in both the categories of depression and pregnancy/childbirth, including among Disney/Babble’s Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2012 and 2011, and we have been recognized by such organizations as WebMD and Mental Health America for our advocacy work. We are also happy to have been featured by many news organizations and parenting outlets, including CNN, the Huffington Post, AOL, PBS, iVillage and more.
PostpartumProgress.com is recommended to new moms by the New York Times, Health.com, Parenting.com, Psych Central, Scholastic Parent & Child, Fit Pregnancy and many of the top clinicians specializing in postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health.
Katherine Stone (@postpartumprog) is the founder and editor of the blog Postpartum Progress. She is also the founder of Postpartum Progress Inc., a national nonprofit focused on vastly improving support for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
In 2013, Katherine won the Health Activist Hero Award at the annual WEGO Health Awards, and was placed in Babble’s Mom Blogger Hall of Fame. In 2012, she was named one of the fiercest women in America as part of More magazine’s annual Fierce List. She also was listed among the most influential mom bloggers in 2011 and 2012 by Disney’s Babble, and has been selected as a WebMD Health Hero. Additionally, she won the 2010 Bloganthropy Award, given for using social media to make a difference, and a 2011 Media Award from Mental Health America, given for outstanding coverage and portrayals of mental health issues during the previous year.
Katherine has been featured by CNN, the Huffington Post, Yahoo, AOL, PBS, The Today Show, HLN, ABC News, iVillage, Health.com, the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution among others. She often speaks publicly at such events as SXSW and BlogHer, as well as conferences focused on women’s health and mental health.
Katherine has also contributed as a parenting columnist to Disney’s Babble.com, Huffington Post Parents, AOL’s ParentDish, PBS’ This Emotional Life and Kids in the House. Prior to joining the world of bloggers and tweeters, she spent seven years in marketing at The Coca-Cola Company. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.
Postpartum Progress Contributors
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Postpartum Progress Inc. Board Members
Postpartum Progress is a program of the non-profit Postpartum Progress Inc. The board members of Postpartum Progress Inc. include:
- Marlene Freeman, MD, is the Vice Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the Director of Clinical Services for the Massachusett’s General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health, and on the faculty of the Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program at Harvard University.
- Morra Aarons-Mele, is the founder of Women Online, a digital PR and marketing firm. During the 2004 Presidential Election, Morra was the Director of Internet Marketing for the Democratic National Committee. She is also an antenatal depression survivor.
- Deborah Rimmler is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Nexant Inc. and a survivor of postpartum anxiety.
- Samantha Zipp Dowd is Director of Major Gifts at LifeBridge Health and a survivor of postpartum anxiety.
- Danelle Jarvis is Director of Operations for Zurich North America and a survivor of PPD.
Katherine Stone is NOT a healthcare provider. She, this website, and all of its contributors provide peer-to-peer support and information for educational, advocacy purposes only. Readers should ALWAYS consult their healthcare providers for individual advice regarding their own situation.
Postpartum Progress® and the Warrior Mom® are registered trademarks of Postpartum Progress Inc.