Top Ten Writers on Postpartum Depression in 2009

Announcing the 2009 top 10 writers on postpartum depression and anxiety. (Okay, there are actually 12 because I just couldn’t squeeze it into ten.) There were MANY amazing pieces written this year by very courageous women and men, and I’d love to list them all here. But I’ve chosen a representative 10 (or so).

I chose these brave moms based on beautiful writing, compelling stories, creative metaphors, and/or the way they described various aspects of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  Congratulations to all of you!!

1.Suburban Turmoil: “My Deepest, Darkest Secret, Postpartum Edition

2.Laughing Through the Chaos: “I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff and I’ll Blow This House Down

3. Sophie in the Moonlight: “Eleanor Rigby’s Jar

4. Psych Central: “Postpartum Depression, Real But Still Stigmatized

5. Moosh in Indy: “On Being Your Mom with Depression

6. Alphamom’s Bounce Back with Amalah: “The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression

7. Sharing the Journey’s Reflections on San Antonio and Thoughts on Exploring a Pregnant Pause

8. Her Bad Mother: “Shame & the Mom: A Boob Story”

9. Surprisingly Sane: “One Year Ago”

10. His Boys Can Swim: “Psychiatrist Appointment For Postpartum Depression = A Wasted Day

11. The Worsted Witch: “Hello Again”

12. Confessions of a First Time Mom: “Postpartum Depression. Speak Up.”

What were your favorites this year? And them to the comments section, with links!

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About Katherine Stone

is the founder of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the top 20 Social Media Moms by Working Mother magazine. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

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  1. Thanks for compiling this list. Can't wait to read these!

  2. Polly Hansen says:

    What a blessing you are on the Net, helping to spread the word about PPD and give women everywhere hope. Here's a link to an article about the Mother's Act and why it is so needed. The title says it all. "Shaken Baby, or Why We Need the Mother's Act."

  3. Thank you so much for including my post. I am honored!

  4. I'd actually like to add a category, if I may, on Post Adoption Depression, basically the same thing with some added issues. I've been writing about it and if anyone would like to read further, come read at
    or if anyone has some links they would like to share with me, please post in my comments so I'm sure to read them. Thanks for this list, I certainly learn a lot about my own condition from freading about PPD, even though I'm an adoptive mom.

  5. @Adopting1Soon.
    My, I had never thought about that until you mentioned it. I think that I will really learn from reading about your journey. Thanks for sharing.


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