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Katherine Stone is a nationally-recognized, award-winning advocate for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. After suffering a devastating bout of postpartum OCD/anxiety in 2001, she was inspired to take action to help other new mothers. In 2004, Katherine Stone created the blog Postpartum Progress, now the most widely-read blog in the United States on postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD and postpartum psychosis and other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth. It features daily news and commentary, lists of support groups, links to treatment programs, and stories from moms and fellow sufferers. It also has the only public photo album displaying pictures of moms who have survived perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, created to combat the negative images of postpartum depression shown in the media and to serve as a symbol of hope.

Katherine Stone serves on the boards of Postpartum Support International and the Perinatal Depression Information Network. She has been featured in Newsweek, WebMD the Magazine, Esperanza, Time’s and Cookie.

Katherine Stone lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and two children.

Awards and Credentials

Postpartum Progress Named Top Ten Depression Blog by Psych Central in 2007 and 2008
Katherine Stone Named WebMD Health Hero in 2008
Postpartum Progress Named Top Ten Health Resource on Postpartum Depression in 2009 by Organized Wisdom

Blog Entries by Katherine Stone

The Day My Spanx Stuck Out at CNN

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 6:11 PM

I got the message while I was sitting at my desk, looking forward to a full Friday with no conference calls or meetings. Nothing to do but focus on writing and answering emails. Would you like to be on HLN TV today to talk about postpartum depression?

The answer to...

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One Mom Admits 'I Don't Like Babies'

(76) Comments | Posted July 1, 2011 | 5:30 PM

By Katherine Stone

I don't do babies well.

I'm not sure why. I love my children. I dare you to even question that. Double dog dare you. But the baby part? Not so much. If I could have someone deliver more of my progeny to me only once they are...

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PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Invisible String of Attachment

(4) Comments | Posted May 7, 2010 | 9:29 AM

I tell my children that there is an invisible string that connects them to me at all times. It goes from their bellybuttons to mine, and is able to stretch so far that no matter where they are we are still connected by this string. It keeps us together and...

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