Category Archives: PPD treatment

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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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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12 Myths of Pregnancy and Postpartum

Myth # 1. When you are pregnant, you will feel better than you have ever felt.  In fact, you will glow! Fact: While some women describe pregnancy as wonderfully full- a time when they felt more energetic than ever, when … Continue reading

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When Dads and Partners Just Don’t Understand

Do you feel like your spouse/partner can’t get what you are going through?  If so, come visit me at Postpartum Progress.

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Postpartum OCD- What you Need to Know

When we refer to “Postpartum Depression”, we miss the ball for many, many women who struggle during pregnancy or after giving birth.  Sure, tons of women become depressed during pregnancy or after (about 1 in in 5, actually), but even … Continue reading

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Placentophagia: New York Magazine Takes the Debate

A number of months ago, I wrote a post on Placentophagia (the practice of eating one’s placenta) that has become the most widely read piece on this blog.  Each day, at least one new reader finds me through a google … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

I’m back with a phenomenal piece of news: On Monday, the University of North Carolina’s Hospital in Chapel Hill opened the first ever inpatient psychiatric clinic for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders.  Let me repeat that: Women who are struggling … Continue reading

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When PPD/PPA Treatment Takes Longer Than You’d Like

I know that you want to feel better.  Fast.  Now. Yesterday.  Sooner rather than Later.  As quickly as possible.  I know. For many women, the hardest part of treatment is admitting that you need help.  For some it’s picking up … Continue reading

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When it Comes to Choices, Moms Know Best

You are the expert in you… Come visit me at Postpartum Progress and learn more…

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Your Questions Answered About Medication and PPD

Are you trying to decide whether or not taking medication should be part of your treatment plan?  Do you have questions about how medication works and how it might help you?  Do you have concerns about taking medication while also … Continue reading

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