POSTPARTUM PROGRESS http://www.postpartumprogress.com postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety help for moms Mon, 15 Oct 2018 01:16:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i2.wp.com/www.postpartumprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-logo-square.jpg?fit=32%2C32 POSTPARTUM PROGRESS http://www.postpartumprogress.com 32 32 26493324 Do Less As A Mother: Take The Options http://www.postpartumprogress.com/do-less-mother http://www.postpartumprogress.com/do-less-mother#comments Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:57:25 +0000 http://www.postpartumprogress.com/?p=32818 I’ve never been an athlete. I’m not an exerciser. It’s just not my thing. Besides, I’m a busy mother and who has the time? But as my metabolism has slowed and slowed in my late 40s and my jeans size crept upward I felt like I probably needed to do something. And soon. Like, SERIOUS […]

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Radical Acceptance Can Help Set You Free From PPD http://www.postpartumprogress.com/radical-acceptance http://www.postpartumprogress.com/radical-acceptance#comments Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:38:40 +0000 http://www.postpartumprogress.com/?p=32791 I’ve been thinking about how easy it is to convince ourselves that our problems will go away. Or they aren’t that serious. Or that it’s someone else’s fault we have them. Or that they don’t even exist. Sometimes we end up being the biggest obstacle in our own lives because we refuse to admit when […]

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Grounded: Try This When Depression Throws You Off Center http://www.postpartumprogress.com/grounded http://www.postpartumprogress.com/grounded#comments Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:39:46 +0000 http://www.postpartumprogress.com/?p=32774 Depression (or anxiety) is a thief that comes up behind you and slugs you, just whams you one right in the spine, throwing you off center so violently you feel permanently tilted off your axis. Once off center, direction becomes confusing. Sight becomes muddy. Which way is up? Down? Why are my measurements so off? […]

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Mental Health In Color Initiative: Meet The Scholarship Recipients http://www.postpartumprogress.com/mental-health-color-initiative-meet-scholarship-recipients http://www.postpartumprogress.com/mental-health-color-initiative-meet-scholarship-recipients#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:26:19 +0000 http://www.postpartumprogress.com/?p=32475 To recover from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, women of color must be seen and heard without the roadblocks of judgment and bias. But too often, racial differences between clients and providers make an already difficult process even more difficult. There is a massive shortage of mental health providers who are specialists in maternal mental health, […]

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How My Friends Stood By Me In The Darkness of Postpartum Psychosis http://www.postpartumprogress.com/friends-stood-by-me-postpartum-illness http://www.postpartumprogress.com/friends-stood-by-me-postpartum-illness#respond Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:27:16 +0000 http://www.postpartumprogress.com/?p=32293 Today’s Warrior Mom guest post comes from Eve Canavan, who lives in the UK. By Eve Canavan I was the first of my girlfriends to have a baby. They were excited I was going to be a mommy, and so was I. I envisioned us taking walks together, pushing the stroller along the road, laughing […]

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I Had Postpartum Psychosis. ‘Praying More’ Didn’t Make It Go Away. http://www.postpartumprogress.com/postpartum-psychosis-just-pray-more http://www.postpartumprogress.com/postpartum-psychosis-just-pray-more#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:21:00 +0000 http://www.postpartumprogress.com/?p=32426 Today’s Warrior Mom guest post comes from Nicole Grodan, who speaks out about the stigmatization of therapy and medication in some church communities. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, it is not a sign of weakness to seek medical help for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In fact, it is a step of courage.   By Nicole Grodan […]

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How Writing The Truth About Motherhood Was The Ultimate Self-Care http://www.postpartumprogress.com/writing-motherhood-self-care http://www.postpartumprogress.com/writing-motherhood-self-care#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:09:27 +0000 http://www.postpartumprogress.com/?p=32377 Today’s Warrior Mom guest post comes from Sammie Prescott. By Sammie Prescott Before motherhood, I always thought self-care was about physical care, not mental. I pictured things like going to the salon, or taking a hot, silent bath. Back then, it really was amazing what a fresh coat of nail polish, and 10 minutes of […]

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When Your Heart Doesn’t Magically Expand With Your Second Baby http://www.postpartumprogress.com/when-your-heart-doesnt-magically-expand http://www.postpartumprogress.com/when-your-heart-doesnt-magically-expand#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:20:30 +0000 http://www.postpartumprogress.com/?p=32343 Despite what the movies and birth-story blogs tell us, many mothers don’t feel an instant connection with their babies (whether it’s their first, second or fifth). That’s okay. Today’s Warrior Mom guest post comes from Erica Monzingo of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. By Erica Monzingo I got pregnant with my daughter the summer of 2013. I wanted that baby more […]

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When I Felt Like I Failed as a Mother, Donating Breast Milk Made Me Feel Strong Again http://www.postpartumprogress.com/donating-breast-milk-exclusively-pumping http://www.postpartumprogress.com/donating-breast-milk-exclusively-pumping#respond Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:49:56 +0000 http://www.postpartumprogress.com/?p=32279 Today’s Warrior Mom guest post comes from Chasity Boatman, who blogs at Every Child is a Blessing. She writes about exclusively pumping, and how it healed her.   By Chasity Boatman When I brought my newborn son to my breast to nurse for the first time, I wanted to cry. Not because the moment was […]

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A Message To Moms: Your Worth Is Not Measured In Ounces http://www.postpartumprogress.com/breastfeeding-worth-not-measured-ounces http://www.postpartumprogress.com/breastfeeding-worth-not-measured-ounces#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:58:32 +0000 http://www.postpartumprogress.com/?p=32252 A powerful Facebook post by new dad Kim Chen has been generating shares and support from around the world. Kim’s wife, Florence Leung, died by suicide last year after silently battling postpartum depression. In the post, he opened up Florence’s struggle, which included her feeling pressured to exclusively breastfeed. Remember, there is no one-size-fits all […]

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