Privacy, Editorial & Advertising Policies

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Privacy Policy

Postpartum Progress will not collect any personal information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Postpartum Progress will not rent or sell personally-identifying information to anyone.  Postpartum Progress discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to outside parties only when we have your consent, or when required to do so by law, or when Postpartum Progress believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Postpartum Progress, the individual or the public at large.

Like every website online, we collect information about your browsing our site (but not in a personally-identifiable way). Such information is aggregated for statistical analyses (e.g., what pages are most popular on our site). We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated information but such information does not identify you individually.

When you send email or other communication to Postpartum Progress, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. If you comment on a Postpartum Progress blog post and later wish to have your comment removed, please email us with information on the comment and the approximate date and we will search for and remove it. If you submit your photo for the Postpartum Progress Surviving and Thriving Mothers Photo Album and later wish to have it removed, please send us an email and we will be happy to remove it. The administrative email address is

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to you by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Postpartum Progress has links to many other sites. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as external links. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

If Postpartum Progress becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Postpartum Progress reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

If you have any questions, please email

Editorial & Advertising Policies

Postpartum Progress is the most widely-read blog in the United States on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. It was created in 2004 by Katherine Stone, who is its chief author and editor. The blog is a combination of original content, outside news and research, and links to relevant sites.

Postpartum Progress exists to provide peer-to-peer support. The information on this site is for educational, advocacy purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or psychological condition. Please consult your health care provider for individual advice regarding your own situation.

Postpartum Progress’s editor, Katherine Stone, decides which topics should be included on the blog. Katherine is not a healthcare provider and has no formal medical training. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD. Her goalis to provide consumer mental health information that will address the most frequently asked questions and chief concerns of new mothers or mothers-to-be who suffer these illnesses. New topics are chosen based on readerinterest and new developments.

We want you to know the source of the material you are viewing on this site. You can find this source information on all material. These are the types of source identifications you will see, either at the top or the bottom of the material:

  • Author’s name
  • Material provided by government agencies and non-profit organizations is identified by the name and/or logo of the agency or organizationwithin the post.
  • News and journal articles are identified with a date at the top of the post and a link directly to the news organization within the post.

Postpartum Progress provides links to many other websites and blogs that we feel may be of benefit to our readers. These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement. Postpartum Progress reserves the right to remove any sites that do not continue to produce quality, accurate information.

All commenters on this site are by default considered as non-medical professionals. If a health professional gives medical information as a commenter, his or her status as a medical professional must be identified. If you do make any medical claims, you must offer references or links to material(s) that would support those claims. It is the policy of Postpartum Progress that all commenters behave at all times with respect and honesty.  All participants on this website must post information which is true and correct to their knowledge.

We do list books about postpartum depression and related disorders on this site, but we receive no funding or kickbacks or any other consideration for placing the books on our reading list other than the occasional free review copy. Postpartum Progress is trusted because we have maintained consistency and dedication to sufferers of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders over many years. We have relationships with many of the top experts in the field of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders who provide information and advice on the continued operation of this blog.

Advertising is open to sponsorships and grant funding only. We no longer accept sidebar advertising and have never accepted text links. Our audience is nearly 100% women with young children. They are looking for products that provide them convenience in caring for their children, the best parenting information, and products that help them bond and spend time with their babies.

Please know that our editorial is free of any commercial influence.


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Updated September 2013