Blog Posts - Postpartum Depression



Postpartum Insomnia Series – Story 1: MRS. J

I want to thank Mrs. J for sharing her postpartum insomnia story with us.  She reached out to me via my blog a little over 2 months ago and we’ve corresponded via email since then.  Her twins are now just over 3 months old, and she is relieved an...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Jun 27, 2016

Real Talk: All About Postpartum Depression

The birth of a baby is an exciting and emotional time. The joy of bringing a new life into the world, combined with an onslaught of hormones, can leave new moms smiling in amazement one moment, and crying the next. And although it’s normal for...
by The Fashionable Housewife on Jun 18, 2016

Hats off to Chicago Med

I just watched my 3rd episode of “Chicago Med”….yet another brilliant TV show created by Dick Wolf of “Law & Order” fame. My only regret was not discovering this show sooner! This show has a thoughtfully-written scr...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Apr 20, 2016

“It is the Spirit who gives life”

What/who gives life? This is the question today. Jesus told us that “it is the Spirit who gives life.” (John 6:63) He is talking about the Holy Spirit. A Chinese woman had just jumped down from a high-rise building in  a busy prosperous modern c...

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder: The Invisible Postpartum Mood Disorder

In response to my blog post from February 3, 2016 titled “15%-21% of Moms Suffer from a Perinatal Mood Disorder” in which I mention yet another mother who suffered from a postpartum condition that resulted in tragedy, fellow maternal men...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Apr 2, 2016

Sounds of Silence 8th Annual Run/Walk – May 14, 2016

Join the Sounds of Silence, Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s 8th annual run/walk to help raise funds in the effort to increase awareness of perinatal mood disorders, such as postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum OCD, and p...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Apr 2, 2016

POSTPARTUM MAMA MUST HAVES! - After Delivery Childbirth Recovery from Pregnancy

Raising children doesn't have to be difficult. The more you know about any situation, the easier it can be when dealing with children. Get simple parenting advice without all the fluff! No braggarts on this site--we have all had our share of pa...

Baby blues syndrome yang harus Diwaspadai

Baby blues syndrome bisa menyebabkan seorang ibu sedih ketika melahirkan anak, di mana ini tentu saja bukan kondisi yang normal. Ketika bayi dilahirkan seharusnya itu menjadi hal yang menggembirakan. Ini adalah sebuah gangguan pada kesehatan sang ibu...
by Informasi Kesehatan on Mar 17, 2016

When Baby Arrives and You Disappear.

I know it has been a while since I last updated TACN. Baby (Girl!) Nerd is now 6 months old(!), and we've been busy. I wasn't sure I wanted to get back to blogging, and posts might still be few and far between. I anticipated baby blues, and because I...
by The Absurd Curvy Nerd on Mar 8, 2016

15%-21% of Moms Suffer from a Perinatal Mood Disorder

For the longest time they were saying between 1 out of 8 women suffer from a perinatal (before, during or after childbirth) mood disorder.  Then, they said between 1 out of 7.  And more recently, literature indicates it’s now approximately 1...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Feb 3, 2016

History in the Making for Maternal Mental Health Advocates

I’ve been super busy at work these days, sometimes having to work at night, which is why I haven’t blogged much lately. But I couldn’t let today go by without mentioning the announcement today about a major step in the right directi...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Jan 27, 2016

My Wish for You This Holiday Season

With Christmas in 2 days and 2016 in 9 days, I wanted to wish you a lovely Christmas and a joyous New Year. May 2016 hold promises of more peace, more empathy, more generosity, more love, more open-mindedness…..less fighting and violence, less...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Dec 23, 2015

Know Science No Stigma: Antidepressants During Pregnancy and Risk of Autism

Coming out of a blogging break to step onto my soapbox for one of my favorite reasons….to point out inaccurate information being published, in this case by JAMA Pediatrics in its report titled “Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Dec 19, 2015

Signs Of Male Postpartum Depression - Will Courtenay, PhD

Raising children doesn't have to be difficult. The more you know about any situation, the easier it can be when dealing with children. Get simple parenting advice without all the fluff! No braggarts on this site--we have all had our share of pa...

New Crunchy Mom 6 Months Postpartum

Hi there! I’ve a lot of people talk about their 6 month old’s development, but I’ve never really seen anyone talk about what it’s like to be 6 months postpartum. For me, it’s hard. I miss my son sleeping like... Continue...
by New Crunchy Mom on Oct 30, 2015

What Hayden and Drew and These 8 Other Celebrity Moms Have in Common

I have to admit, I am a bit behind on blogging about current events that by now are no longer current in the literal sense, but will always be an important topic that should always discussed in as many media as possible–in person via conversati...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Oct 27, 2015

Honored to Tell My PPD Story Via A Plus

Thank you, Ashton Kutscher’s A Plus (A+), for selecting me to be one of the moms for your postpartum depression piece titled “What is Postpartum Depression? 5 Moms Tell Us About the Darkest Time in Their Lives” last Thursday.  My...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Oct 26, 2015

Mother shares experience with postpartum depression

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by When Mothers Cry on Oct 19, 2015

Breaking: Hayden Panettiere Seeking Treatment for Postpartum Depression

Hayden Panettiere has checked into a treatment facility for battling postpartum depression following the birth of her first child, Kaya,...
by Spaced Out Magazine on Oct 13, 2015

Honored to be Recognized as a Top Mental Health Blogger by Australia Counselling

With so many bloggers who write about and share their personal experiences with mental health issues to try to help others cope and who try to combat stigma by sharing information to increase awareness, I was stunned and thrilled to find out–b...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Aug 13, 2015


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