I just learned about a really inspiring event to raise awareness of postpartum mood disorders, like the ones we’ve been writing about this spring. Postpartum Progress is sponsoring an event called Climb Out of the Darkness, to be held on the solstice, the longest day of the year–in the United States, this is June . . . → Read More: Climb Out of the Darkness
Did you know that postpartum mood disorders are not just limited to mothers? As we continue discussing postpartum mood disorders (see our previous posts about this subject for more information), we turn our eye toward ways fathers can be affected after the birth of their children.
I first learned about this issue in reading . . . → Read More: Male Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
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
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?
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
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