Night of Joy Fundraiser: Combatting Postpartum Depression

We’ve been writing about postpartum mood disorders, speaking with local mothers and care providers as well as discussing national resources. Unfortunately, one local family was unable to find support through postpartum depression. 

Pittsburgh mom Alexis D’Achille gave birth to her child in August 2013 and suffered from severe postpartum depression. She sought help, but . . . → Read More: Night of Joy Fundraiser: Combatting Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Anxiety: What Are the Symptoms & What Can We Do?

This is the third post in our series about postpartum mood disorders. Last week, we heard from Kirsten Pitini about her experiences suffering from postpartum anxiety. We also learned about Postpartum Support International from our western PA regional coordinator Brittany Edge. Today, we hear from Kathy McGrath, a Licensed Social Worker and director of Birth Partners, Inc., an . . . → Read More: Postpartum Anxiety: What Are the Symptoms & What Can We Do?

Postpartum Support International: Moms are NOT Alone

In our last post, we met Kirsten Pitini, who was suffering from postpartum anxiety and struggling to find helpful resources in her area. Today, we spoke with Brittany Edge, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who serves as a regional coordinator for Postpartum Support International. Brittany experienced depression and anxiety during both her pregnancies, . . . → Read More: Postpartum Support International: Moms are NOT Alone

Postpartum Mood Disorders: Beyond the Blues

According to Postpartum Support International, up to 20% of women suffer from Postpartum Depression or Anxiety. Over the next few weeks, we’ll feature the voices of local women who share their experiences, as well as some resources for those seeking support.

Kirsten Pitini didn’t have the “baby blues.” She didn’t really have postpartum depression, . . . → Read More: Postpartum Mood Disorders: Beyond the Blues

Advances in Baby Snot Sucking

My toddler has a cold. It’s either a new cold or an extended version of the one he caught at Thanksgiving. It was keeping him up late screaming, making it hard for him to nurse. We’ve all been there, right? Looking down at our poor, congested babies and wishing we could just give them . . . → Read More: Advances in Baby Snot Sucking

Journey Back to Fitness: A Year in Review

About a year ago, I had the prophetic dream that led to me training for the half marathon alongside my friend. Since then, I’ve run the half marathon, a 10K, and then a 10-mile race this fall. My husband and I also signed up for a Turkey Trot near where we’ll be for Thanksgiving.

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Nursing in the Cold

It snowed last night here in Pittsburgh. I wasn’t expecting an early November snowfall–I haven’t even gotten around to buying snow boots and snow pants for my 4 year old. More important, I wasn’t quite prepared for it to get so cold so quickly.

It’s important to me to be outdoors every day, unless . . . → Read More: Nursing in the Cold