Monthly Archives: March 2010

New Short Film on PPD Featuring Moms Who Tell Their Stories

Postpartum Support International has recently produced a fabulous new film (13 minutes) on Perinatal Mood Disorders.  While more moms are speaking out about their challenges and more health providers are taking PPD seriously, there continues to be a need for … Continue reading

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Health care bill hopes to boost PPD awareness

For years, advocates of  support for  perinatal mood disorders have been rooting for the passage of the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act.  This legislation, sponsored by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), supports an increase in attention and funding aimed at … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding and anti-depressants/ anti-anxiety meds

I am by no means a therapist who pushes medication when a mom is against it, and it is always my first course of action to support other means of conquering symptoms of depression and anxiety such as:  sleep, nutrition, … Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression (PPD)- A Sleep Consultant’s Perspective

Below is the second in a series of interviews aimed at providing insight on PPD by a number of different health and wellness professionals. We know that there are a variety of factors that contribute to the development of depression … Continue reading

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Informative Book List

Below, you will find a list of books that I find hugely helpful and informative for moms who may be struggling with some anxiety and/or depression in pregnancy or postpartum. Mindful Motherhood, by Cassandra Vieten, PhD When Baby Brings the … Continue reading

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Postpartum Dads?

Yes, it’s true… Postpartum Depression and Anxiety can effect new fathers, too.  Back in December, the New York Times posted this story.

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