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The Hardest Part of Postpartum Depression (Losing yourself)

Dear Readers, I am honored today to invite a guest blogger, Dr Christina Hibbert, PsyD, author of the Amazon best seller This Is How We Grow.  Christi is a friend and colleague at Postpartum Support International.   What is the hardest … Continue reading

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A Non- Pharmaceutical Prescription for Symptoms of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety.

Although it would be hugely reassuring if we could pin-point one, specific, cause of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like PPD, experts in the field have not yet been able to be absolutely sure what causes these issues.  Actually, what … Continue reading

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PPD and Attachment

I am talking about Postpartum Depression/Anxiety and mom-baby attachment over at Postpartum Progress.  Come on over!

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A Breathing Meditation for New Moms

Breath is a magnificent thing.  Really.  Of course we need to breathe to exist, but we often forget how important breath is for mental health and  stress management.  Our brains need oxygen to thrive and breath is also a pretty … Continue reading

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The Healthy Mom Checklist for Postpartum Health

We talk a lot on this blog and Postpartum Progress about what it is like when a mom is NOT well.  But let’s pause for just a minute and focus on what might be included in the lives of moms … Continue reading

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Traumatic Events and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

I think that it is probably fair to say that the traumatic events that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last week have left most of us feeling emotion that we were not prepared for.  Most of us, … Continue reading

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A Reminder for Each of You

Okay….. I have been slacking on my own blog.  And I really don’t like when that happens.  As most of you know, I write be-weekly for Katherine Stone’s Postpartum Progress and I have simply been prioritizing that over writing for … Continue reading

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Stress-Triggered Depression and PPD

Have you found that increased stress can lead you toward symptoms of depression and anxiety? If so, come on over to Postpartum Progress and learn about 10 strategies for managing stress and emotional distress.

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Feeling Anxious About Being in Therapy?

Sometimes the unknown about therapy can get in the way of really diving in.  I mean, who doesn’t wonder what it might feel like the first time you walk into a therapist’s office?  It can be down right intimidating for … Continue reading

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Common Concerns About Therapy for PPD

From time to time women seek out therapy for PPD but they do not return after that first session… We are discussing the possible reasons behind this at Postpartum Progress.  Come on over and join the conversation!

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