It’s not enough to know what’s wrong. It’s not enough to get help from a healthcare professional, although that is crucial. You also need hope. Hope to get through this and see that one day you will be back to the old you. Hope in the knowledge that you are not the only person who is going through this, and that there are people who understand you and what you’re going through perfectly, whether it’s postpartum depression, postpartum OCD, postpartum anxiety, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, or antenatal depression or anxiety.
You will be healed and you will be able to get on with the job of being a mom and feeling like you wanted to feel about being a mom. It’s going to happen. Postpartum Progress is with you all the way. We have some great tools for hope and ways for you to get involved and feel like you’re a part of something. Check them out and find one (or more!) that works for you!
Postpartum Progress Tools for Hope
Smart Patients Forum for Postpartum Progress: A private forum to talk to and connect with other moms experience postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
Postpartum Progress on Facebook: We feature articles, stories, images, shares, and resources for you to read, share, and talk about with our other Facebook fans.
Postpartum Progress on Instagram: We share photos featuring other moms’ images and stories with the hashtag #ILoveYourMotherhood as well as encouraging images to support moms facing postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
Climb Out of the Darkness®: Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, bipolar/peripartum onset, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. Climb Out of the Darkness® is held on or near the longest day of the year annually to help shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
New Mom Checklist: Have no idea what to tell your doctor? Afraid to even bring up how you are feeling? We’ve been there. That’s why we created a handy dandy tool for you to use – just fill it out and bring it in.
Attend the Warrior Mom Conference: Join us in Atlanta, GA this October 14-15 for our second conference. This year we are focused on the Warrior Mom community: the volunteers, climbers, blog readers, forum members, and staff that have changed the face of PPD for so many women and families over the last 11 years. We’re calling it Together, Stronger. Join us!
Warrior Mom playlist on Spotify: Need some musical inspiration? Check out the Postpartum Progress Warrior Moms Playlist on Spotify. It’s free to join Spotify — just sign up — and you can then follow our list.
Warrior Mom Store: 100% of the profits of sales of this merchandise supports the non-profit organization Postpartum Progress.
Postpartum Depression Hope on Pinterest: Looking for more hope? Visit our PPD Hope Pinterest board and get some motivation, inspiration or just a nice warm, virtual hug.
Become a Warrior Mom Ambassador: Postpartum Progress has launched its official community volunteer program, called the Warrior Mom Ambassadors. The ambassadors are women who have survived perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and are working with us to build a network that supports meaningful change – a core group that wants to do more in their cities and towns than they are already doing to provide peer support and spread the word about maternal mental health.
Postpartum Depression Survivors Photo Album: The Warrior Moms Photo Album is the first and only of its kind to feature the faces of survivors of postpartum depression and related illnesses.
Find Moms Like You: You search for postpartum depression stories in your browser. You seek moms who had postpartum anxiety or OCD. You WANT to hear from other moms who have what you have or feel like you feel. We’ve got that!