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Post Partum

My Body After Baby: A Map That Leads to Us

Quenby Schuyler | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Quenby Schuyler

Undressing for a shower I catch a glimpse of myself postpartum in the mirror. Normally I quickly glance away and get back to business, I know I am not physically where I would like to be. But this time I pause, for a long overdue look over.

My Recovery From Birth Trauma and PTSD

Quenby Schuyler | Posted 01.11.2016 | Parents
Quenby Schuyler

My experience of loss helped me to recover a better version of myself -- a survivor standing strong and steadfast, ready and willing to reach out, a good mother who did not let her past define her future. So perhaps in going blind, I was truly able to see.

Did Tiffany Cherry Have Post-Partum Depression?

MotherWoman | Posted 11.05.2015 | Parents

As a maternal mental health wellness advocate, and a champion on policy and issues relating to Postpartum Depression, I began thinking that perhaps this mom was potentially affected by Postpartum Depression (PPD.)

Finding Motherhood Without Losing Yourself

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 07.28.2016 | Parents
Chelsey Wilson

Sometimes I feel like the change in my lifestyle from me to mom was like trying to fit a square into a circle. "It's all part of being a parent. You're a mom now." Well guess what? I don't want to "just" be a mom.

Bringing Postpartum Depression Into the Light

MotherWoman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact

On June 29, communities from across Massachusetts met in Boston at the State House for Bringing Postpartum Depression into the Light: Decreasing Stigma, Supporting Families and Implementing Policy Change in MA, a day of awareness hosted by the MA Commission on Postpartum Depression (PPD).

Sweatpants Cause Divorce?!

Melissa Charles | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Melissa Charles

Someone who has just given birth deserves some care. Some rest. Without worrying about anyone's expectations, wants or demands. Without anyone telling her that she should be doing something different or, God forbid, more.

The Terrible Thought I Had During My Postpartum Depression

Jen Simon | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

It took a long time, therapy and experimenting with different anti-depressants, but I finally, finally emerged from the abyss of depression and anxiety, and began to enjoy my son and my life again.

Why I Love New Moms

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

What I want all new moms to know is that we see you. We see you trying, and loving your new little one. And as your newborn gets older, and their first smiles come along with their grateful coos, you'll return to being human again.

26 Ridiculous Reasons I've Cried Since Having A Baby

Jen Simon | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

After my second child was born, I couldn't deny that I had become what I previously thought was merely a sitcom-created mothering myth: a post-partum crier.

What Lipstick Taught Me About Being a New Mum

Rajika Bhandari | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Rajika Bhandari

For the next few weeks I decided to make an investment in looking more presentable. It actually made me feel better, perhaps because in taking that extra time and effort, I was finally paying attention to myself.

The Top 5 Lies About Baby Bliss (Newborn Edition)

Kim Simon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

No one ever tells you that the first six months of motherhood ain't that hot. Mothering a newborn is epic. Life-changing, poetic, falling-in-love, completely enamored, EPIC. But as wonderful as your sweet baby is, YOU my friend, are about to experience some EPIC changes of your own.

On Discovering Your Versions Of Happy

Maggie Lyon | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Given how much time I spend wandering around consumed by how stellar life will be once I lose the last five pregnancy pounds, get my book written, get the baby to sleep through the night, that to realize quite suddenly that I am happy right now is miraculous. It stops me in my tracks.

One T-Shirt Is The Telling Symptom That My Postpartum Depression Is Back (PHOTOS)

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 11.24.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

After the birth of my son, I wore one of three t-shirts. Ironically, it was a faded and loose "Life is Good" t-shirt. Looking at the words "Life is Good" on my t-shirt was like a daily reminder (or guilt trip, depending on the state of mind). I was suffering with postpartum depression, and the sight of myself in the mirror threatened my already fragile state.

What You Don't See in My Instagram Photos

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 09.13.2013 | Parents
Claire Bidwell Smith

Every day I take photos. I capture little moments of my life and post them on Instagram. The bright, blue California sky. My two girls holding hands. But they don't tell the whole story.

My Postpartum

Karen Bergreen | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Karen Bergreen

Some women take to mothering the way some take to medicine or painting. It is in them. I wasn't one of those mothers.

Passion, Pregnancy and the Promise of the Rapture.

Staceyann Chin | Posted 01.02.2012 | Black Voices
Staceyann Chin

Long before I got knocked up, or more accurately, as soon as I paid all that money to get myself knocked up at the Batzofin Fertility Clinic, people told me how amazing my sex life would be when I did get pregnant.