How Am I Doing?

Most women never completely outgrow the need for approval from their mothers.

White Spots

Anxiety has no regard for where you are at the moment your bodily functions kick into high gear.

4 Reasons You Might Want to LOVE Your Anxiety.

What if you could reframe that anxiety and actually learn to believe that it is one of the best parts of who you are?

A Pledge to My Postpartum Self

I will not surrender to the pressure from others or from myself to pretend I am okay if I am worried about the way I am feeling or thinking.

7 Steps Toward Resiliency

There is nothing remarkable about motherhood and anxiety other than to say that it is expected and rather unexceptional.

Are You Experiencing Early Ambivalence in Your Marriage?

Ambivalence can take the form of apathy but in actuality it is concealing the hurt and vulnerability.

Doctors, Are You Listening?

Women with postpartum depression and anxiety lose access to care and treatment when their front line medical team fails to comprehend the nature of their illness.

Let's Face it: Sometimes Being a Mother Doesn't Feel Good

What does a mother do with the burden of ambivalence she feels toward the baby she has longed for?

5 Things New Mothers Can Do To Feel Better

No one is in a better position to assess how you are doing than you are.

The Downside to Trying to Be Happy

Postpartum women in distress need to lower their expectations.

What Doctors Are Getting All Wrong

Postpartum women in distress are extraordinarily good at pretending everything is fine.

Postpartum Women and Therapy?

Mothers who trust the natural flow of life expect this passage to develop naturally, but instead, are be left feeling cheated, enraged and essentially misunderstood.

12 Things Your Therapist* Wants You To Know

Your high level of distress is an important indicator that what you are experiencing is anxiety, not psychosis.

Got Meds?

You do not need anyone's permission or endorsement for the choices you make to feel better.

10 Holiday De-Stress Tips

Symptoms that are inflamed by stress are difficult to endure, especially with the added pressure to "be on" with company around.

Are You Treating a Postpartum Woman in Distress?

With weariness at the center of this undertaking, she musters enough strength to go through the motions while she braces herself in the face of crushed expectations and unforgiving symptoms.

How Has Postpartum Depression Impacted You?

Stressful events hold the possibility of change, both positive and negative.

6 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Let Go of Your Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal and predictable part of motherhood. Even so, it doesn’t feel good so why would you not want to learn to let go of it?

Countertransference: When is yours, mine?

The ache I felt in my chest as Monica recounted the events of that heartrending evening at the hospital was too deep and too personal to ignore.

Think You Can Do This On Your Own?

Asking for help means taking a risk that the person you talk to knows what to do and will act accordingly.

6 Affirmations for Postpartum Self-Esteem

It’s just that your pretense is not as well developed and you are not as good at faking it as they are.

Pregnant and Anxious?

A woman who feels anxious during her pregnancy might think this is just what it feels like to be pregnant.

7 Things I Love About Women With Postpartum Depression

When we can harness that arousal, we can guide her toward support resources that she is unable to utilize distress is high.

Postpartum Depression: Whose Problem Is It?

When a medical condition intersects with several areas of specialization, the focus becomes diluted, thereby making it impossible for it to be given full attention from any one of the multidisciplinary areas of study or practice.

6 Signs You Might Want to Call a Therapist

Depressive thinking can inhibit help-seeking behaviors.

Back to You Two

When inertia sets in, it can feel like nothing will ever get better

Not Sure if You Should Take Medication?

Many women wonder why we don’t just prescribe hormone replacements if part of the problem may be their hormones.

A Plea to Healthcare Professionals and Mamas in Distress

It's hard to admit outloud that having a baby doesn't feel good for some women. And for 1 out of 7 women who give birth, it makes them very sick.

Should We Call it Postpartum Depression?

For reasons that are both straightforward and extremely complex, I just think the terminology should be different.

Postpartum Depression Is Hard on a Marriage

After symptoms have improved and healthy coping skills begin to emerge, remnants of the earlier ambush can, and will, create various degrees of turmoil in your marriage.

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