Category Archives: Postpartum PTSD

Postpartum PTSD- Risk Factors and Symptoms

It is not the details of a mom’s birth that can lead her to symptoms of post traumatic stress, but her perception of the birth experience. I invite you to come and share in the conversation at Postpartum Progress…

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An Essay: The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression

It is with great appreciation that I offer this essay to you.  I am certain that there will be something within its words that resonates with you or someone you know. Thanks Bill.   The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression … Continue reading

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Survivors Surviving… and More.

For anyone who is a survivor of sexual abuse, giving birth can be incredibly anxiety provoking and at times traumatic.  My wonderful colleague and friend Katie Wise, founder of YoMama Yoga, offers an inspiring voice around these issues as she … Continue reading

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Preterm and Neonatal Loss: An Informative Interview

1.  Please introduce yourself and your work for our readers. My name is Claudine Radford. I currently live and work in San Francisco, and am trained and licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) and psychotherapist. My private practice is … Continue reading

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“Following Elias”

Each mothering role has its challenges…. and these challenges are, at times, more than one can bear.  Sometimes it is the exhaustion, sometimes the tantrums.  One day it is the relationship with your partner that seems the suffer and others … Continue reading

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A self test for PPD: the EPDS

Below is the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), the most widely used screen for postpartum depression and anxiety.  It takes a mom only minutes to complete, and can be a good gauge as to how a mom is doing emotionally … Continue reading

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