Postpartum Progress does not share any of the information you provide us with any third-party for any reason whatsoever. We require no registry for use of the site, and thus we don’t retain any personal records.
When you send email or other communication to Postpoartum Progress,we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
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).
If you comment on a Postpartum Progress 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 [email protected].
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.
Postpartum Progress only shares personal information with other entities outside of Postpartum Progressin the following limited circumstances when we have your consent.
We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information. Such information does not identify you individually.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
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 onthis 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 — most often Katherine Stone, but guest author’s names appear as well.
- 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.
Postpartum Progress is open to funding from a variety of sources via online advertising and sponsorships. 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.
We are currently funded by Postpartum Progress Inc., the nonprofit. These funds are generated by donations, sponsorship by the non-profit Jenny’s Light and, to a very limited extent, by advertising dollars. Please know that our editorial is free of any commercial influence. Ads may only appear in the sidebars of our site or in a banner above the header of our site. We do not do text links, but accept only display ads.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see:http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
For our media kit, please contact [email protected].
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Updated September 2011