Support for Military Moms With Postpartum Depression

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postpartum depression supportOn this Veteran’s Day we are thinking of military moms with postpartum depression.  First:

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you Veterans!

I think it’s important to remind people that military wives are at a greater risk of getting postpartum depression. If you know a woman who is pregnant or just had a baby and whose husband or partner is in the military, or who serves herself, please watch out for her. If she is an army wife or from any other branch of the military and needs help, Postpartum Support International has special military coordinators for each branch of the armed services who understand her unique needs and who can help connect her to the resources that are available. You can find the PSI military coordinator contact information here.

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About Katherine Stone

is the founder & editor of Postpartum Progress. She was named one of the ten most influential mom bloggers of 2011, a WebMD Health Hero and one of the top 25 parent bloggers using social media for social good. She also writes the Fierce Blog, and a parenting column for Disney's Babble.com.

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  1. Thank you for posting this information. My husband is in the military and it always breaks my heart when I hear of mom's having babies while their husbands are away. It is hard enough to have a new born with two exhausted parents, but doing it alone can be almost unbearable.

  2. Another resource available to all branches, at various bases world-wide is the New Parent Support Home Visitor Program.
    Parents volunteer themselves to become a part of the program. A Visitor can come every week, every other week, or monthly starting in pregnancy up until baby is 3 years old. Screening for PPD using the EPDS is included as a possibility as part of the home visits. Otherwise, there is a Nurturing Parenting curriculum tailored to the parents' needs and wants.
    Unlike some programs, it's main focus is on support. It is not a mandated program that involves protective services.