PostpartumProgress.com is a blog that offers in-depth information, support 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 or anxiety 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 all the ways we help moms, click here. If you need help or have a question for us, please visit our Contact page to send us an email.
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, Today.com, the Huffington Post, and more.
PostpartumProgress.com is recommended 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.
About Our Founder
In 2014 Katherine won the Iris Award in the category of Industry Influence – Philanthropic Work at the Mom 2.0 Summit. In 2013 she won the Health Activist Hero Award at the annual WEGO Health Awards, and was placed in Babble.com’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 has been selected as a WebMD Health Hero, and received the 2010 Bloganthropy Award, given for using social media to make a difference, as well as 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. In the past, she 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.
To book Katherine for a speaking engagement, please contact her representatives at the American Program Bureau.
PostpartumProgress.com Editor & Contributors
Managing Editor – Robin Farr
Robin Farr is a writer, wife, communications professional, speaker and mom. She experienced undiagnosed postpartum depression after her first son was born in 2008 and started her blog, Farewell, Stranger, as a way of writing herself out of it. In doing so she discovered strength in brutal honesty and the power of community.
Robin has a bachelor’s degree in family studies and a master’s degree in professional communications. You can find her on Twitter @robinjfarr or on Facebook. Robin and her family live in Calgary, Alberta.
Contributors – To learn more about our contributing writers, check out our editorial team here.
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:
- Deborah Rimmler, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Nexant Inc. and a survivor of postpartum anxiety.
- Samantha Zipp Dowd, Director of Major Gifts at LifeBridge Health and a survivor of postpartum anxiety.
- Danelle Jarvis, Director of Operations for Zurich North America and a survivor of PPD.
Postpartum Progress, Katherine Stone and all of the contributors to PostpartumProgress.com provide peer-to-peer support and information for educational, advocacy purposes only. The information found here does not constitute medical advice. 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.