How about this tidbit? Today I found out that "postpartum" is one of the fastest growing topics at Meetup.com. It's #7 overall on the top 10 fasting growing topics. I think that trend will continue. I think that more and more moms will create postpartum support Meetups, or at least list their already existing support groups at Meetup.com.
People ask me how Postpartum Progress has become the most widely-read blog on postpartum depression. What did I do? I don't advertise. I'm certainly not a social media genius — I have a hard time keeping up. The reality is that it has nothing to do with me. It could be anybody doing this blog.It has continued togain readers, as haveall the other great PPD bloggers,for the same exact reason that "postpartum" is the seventh fastest growing topic at Meetup.com:
Women going through postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, postpartum PTSD or postpartum psychosis WANT AND NEED TO TALK to other women who are just like them. To share. To see they are not alone. To see they will get well.
I sometimes wonder if that's the most powerful treatment method of all.
I say the more postpartum peer support groups meeting in libraries, Starbucks,living rooms,churches, community roomsandhospitals, the better.To join a postpartum meetup or start your own, click here.