Postpartum Progress® is the world’s most widely-read blog on postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, including: postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, depression during pregnancy (antenatal depression), post-adoption depression, postpartum PTSD, depression after miscarriage or perinatal loss and postpartum psychosis. We focus on positive messages of empowerment and recovery, because PPD is temporary and treatable with professional help.
We’re fiercely proud that 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 that 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.
Postpartum Progress, founded in 2004, has been recommended to new moms by 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. The site is a program of Postpartum Progress Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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Katherine Stone (@postpartumprog) is the founder and editor of Postpartum Progress, the leading blog on postpartum depression, a parenting columnist for Disney’s Babble.com, and a contributor to Huffington Post Parents and Kids in the House. She’s 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. In 2012, Katherine 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 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 has participated in sponsored campaigns with Bank of America, Home Depot, Target, MAM Baby and Citibank. She often speaks publicly at such events as SXSW and BlogHer, as well as conferences focused on women’s health and mental health. Most recently, she was a keynote speaker for the Type A Parent conference and the Conversations With Coca-Cola social media conference.
Prior to joining the world of bloggers and tweeters, Katherine spent seven years in marketing at The Coca-Cola Company. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.
To obtain media kit information or discuss working with Katherine on brand collaborations or marketing campaigns, please email Deb Rox at Platform Unlimited at debontherocks [at] gmail [dot] com. To book Katherine for a speaking engagement, please contact her representatives at the American Program Bureau. And to learn more about all of these sorts of things, visit Katherine’s personal site.
Postpartum Progress Regular Contributors
Kate Kripke, LCSW
Kate is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in the prevention and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She is also a Colorado state coordinator for Postpartum Support International. Kate lives in Boulder with her husband and two daughters.
Kim blogs at All Work & No Play Make Mommy Go Something Something. She is a survivor of postpartum depression, and lives in Canada. You can follow her on Twitter at @momgosomething.
Robin is a woman, writer, runner, communications professional, speaker and mom, chronologically, at least. She got mixed up philosophically during her struggle with postpartum depression but wrote her way out of it on her blog, Farewell, Stranger. That experience, and a lifelong habit of finding inspiration in even the bad things that happen to her, led her to a new motto: “Life the life you’re meant to.” You can follow her her on Twitter at @farewellstrangr or find her on Facebook.
Mom. Wife. Motherhood Unadorned Blog: Motherhood naked, plain & uncensored. Tweets at @MotherUnadorned. Advocate for mental health. Survivor of mental illness, postpartum depression and anxiety. #blueblogger for suicide prevention awareness. Attachment parent. Jewelry designer.
Postpartum Progress 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.
- Susan Dowd Stone, LCSW, is an award-winning psychotherapist, an Adjunct Lecturer in the MSW program at the Silver School of Social Work at NYU, a public reviewer for the National Institute of Mental Health, and an executive national board member of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies.
- Brian Stafford, MD, is the Director of the Healthy Expectations Perinatal Mental Health Program at The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and a faculty member of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
- 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.
- Catherine Connors is the Director of Community and Social Good at Babble and a postpartum depression survivor.
- Deborah Rimmler is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Nexant Inc. and a survivor of postpartum anxiety.
Katherine Stone is NOT a healthcare provider. She provides peer-to-peer support and information for educational, advocacy purposes only. Readers should consult their healthcare providers for individual advice regarding their own situation. Oh, and no, she’s not the prolific romance novelist.
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