Posts Tagged: Postpartum anxiety

Summer Survival

I’m not going to lie–I’m in a pretty big panic right now. I feel worse than I have at any time since my daughter was born. For the most part I’ve avoided postpartum depression and anxiety since my second child was born, but now as summer sets in and everyone is supposed to be relaxing… Read more »

The Physical Effects of Stress on the Body

Article by Kirsty–PPPSS telephone support staff Stress. I feel it in my back, mainly between my shoulder blades. I sometimes daydream that my daughter will grow up to be a massage therapist  and will need to use my back for her homework. In the meantime, I use a tennis ball to wrinkle out the kinks… Read more »

Look How Far We’ve Come

Heather Naus shares her story about postpartum anxiety and depression. Despite going through a very dark time, she emerges finding that she has much to be thankful for. Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving from Pacific Post Partum Support Society, and hoping that you have a chance to find gratitude, even in the midst of challenging… Read more »

The Mourning Moon

Article by Andrea Paterson There are those who celebrate the “mourning moon,” the last full moon before the Winter Solstice. This year’s Mourning Moon just passed and its symbolism struck a chord. It is the last point of brightness in the descending dark. As the longest night of the year approaches it is a chance… Read more »

Infant Illness and Postpartum Anxiety

Ashlee shares her story of postpartum anxiety triggered by the traumatic experience of having a sick infant. Trauma during or after birth are highly correlated to postpartum depression and anxiety in the months that follow. See the link at the bottom of the article for more information about the signs and symptoms of postpartum anxiety… Read more »