Category Archives: resources

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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Support for Families After the Death of a Baby

Loosing a baby- whether it be during pregnancy, childbirth, or after is undoubtedly one of the most difficult events that a Mom and family can go through.  We have written about this before, but I was reminded recently of a … 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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Some Helpful Information on Antidepressants

Katherine Stone over at Postpartum Progress brought this to my attention. This short but very informative slide show by WebMD may answer some of your questions…

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Children’s Books That Might Just Be For Mom, Too.

I have always loved children’s books- but my deep love and understanding for them has increased since having my own kiddos and doing the work that I do with women.  So often, the message that we assume is for our … Continue reading

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Mothers’ day Rally For Moms’ Mental Health

Okay folks… you are in for something special.  This Mother’s Day, Postpartum Progress is hosting 24 solid hours of “letters to moms” with the intention of providing a  whole day of support, information, and encouragement.  Contributors consist of PPD survivors, … Continue reading

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Tips for Postpartum Dads and Partners

Postpartum Support International has many invaluable tips for moms and families who are struggling postpartum.  I encourage you to check them out. Today, I will share one of them because this has been a week of understandable frustration between the … Continue reading

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The Soothing Role of Yoga and Chanting

Below is an offering from De West, a prenatal and postpartum Yoga teacher extraordinaire in Boulder, Colorado. While moderate and severe emotional distress really does require the support of a professional trained in the treatment of perinatal mood disorders, it … Continue reading

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PPD- A Nutritionist’s Perspective on Eating for Emotional Health

Below is the fourth in a series of interviews aimed at providing insight about Postpartum Mood Disorders by a number of different health and wellness professionals. We know that there are a variety of factors that contribute to the development … Continue reading

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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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