Maternal Health

Postpartum depression can be hard to recognize and often goes undiagnosed.  If you think you have postpartum depression, it usually means you've noticed that something Read more
Life has a habit of surprising us and even when things are floating along nicely, there’s always a chance of a bolt from the blue Read more
Postpartum depression symptoms can be triggered by different factors, making the recovery process much longer than it needs to be. With a proper treatment plan, Read more
Ecotherapy is the act of using the healing benefits of nature to improve our mental health. Sometimes referred to "nature therapy" or "green therapy," ecotherapy Read more
There seems to be a significant connection between breastfeeding and postpartum depression. Many women who have been diagnosed with postpartum depression also report trouble breastfeeding.  Read more
The new postpartum depression drug, Brexanolone (a.k.a Zulresso) is a huge step forward for maternal mental health care, so why am I not more excited? Read more
Anxiety is a common condition among moms and not just in the postpartum period. It can be difficult to recognize the symptoms of anxiety, especially Read more
How long does postpartum depression last? Seven years.  That's how long I have personally battled postpartum depression.  I've tried all kinds of different treatment options Read more
The month of March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. I am one of the millions of women in the world who has endometriosis.  A year and Read more
With the variety of different online resources available to moms with postpartum depression and/or anxiety, how do you know which one is the right choice Read more
Moms are hardworking and give all of themselves to their children and families... but at what cost? A mother who works endlessly to provide for Read more
With the baby blues occurring in nearly 80% of postpartum mothers, it can be hard to tell whether or not they are a cause for Read more
Everyday, mothers battle against postpartum depression.  And like with any war, there will be some casualties along the way. It's hard to ignore the tragic Read more
With more and more information about postpartum depression readily available to new moms, will they take the time to read it? When I was an Read more
Our mental health struggles evolve with the seasons. Throughout the year, our mental health will go through a series of highs and lows.  Whether you've Read more
Happy New Year! I'm not normally the type of person to make New Year's resolutions but there is just something about a new year that Read more
We are all incredible people, no matter what our journey is with postpartum depression. Some women who end up with postpartum depression have battled mental Read more
A mother's touch is known to have magical healing powers for a child. The connection between a mother and their child is as physical as Read more
It's natural to feel like hibernating when cold weather comes along, but it can also be a symptom of something more complex. Seasonal Affective Disorder, Read more
The postpartum period is often synonymous with sleep deprivation... But it's usually caused by a hungry newborn. If that baby isn't causing all kinds of sleep Read more
Have you ever thought about having to talk to your kids about postpartum depression? When I was first diagnosed with postpartum depression 7 years ago, Read more
Writing about scary thoughts and feelings has several great benefits for a mother struggling from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. And what better outlet Read more
Postpartum depression, like many mental illnesses, has a way of making a woman feel suicidal.  For a person who has never suffered from mental illness, Read more
Too many mothers with postpartum depression or anxiety put off seeking help or getting the care they need.  One reason for this is because they Read more
Yoga is known for it's amazing mood boosting and stress reducing benefits. Using yoga for postpartum depression can help to improve your overall mood and Read more
Scary and intrusive thoughts are a common symptom of postpartum depression. Intrusive thoughts lead many women to believe that they are terrible people, unfit mothers Read more
Despite being considered a mental illness, there are several physical symptoms of postpartum depression that can also plague mothers.  The physical symptoms of postpartum depression Read more
A postpartum doula is a newer trend in postpartum care but offers many benefits for new mothers. The term doula seems to be synonymous with Read more
Most women with postpartum depression know two things - that they should talk about it, and that they don't want to. New mothers are bombarded Read more
Are you even a mother if you're not constantly yelling at your kids for something?  Getting mad at your kids or spouse is one thing, Read more