Posts Tagged: self-care

October: Herald of Dark Nights

Happy Thanksgiving from Pacific Post Partum Support Society! Today a PPPSS staff member shares her love for Autumn and the healing promised by longer nights. Georgie articulates the deep meaning she finds in the literal and metaphorical turning of the seasons. She tells a story of the seasons that exist in parenthood, and in our… Read more »

The Mother I Wanted to Be: Having a Second Child after Postpartum Depression

Liz shares her story of postpartum depression and how she created a different experience for herself with her second child. Her story illustrates how creating intentional supports and community can transform the postpartum experience, even when a person has experienced postpartum depression in a previous pregnancy. Article by Liz Lian I always thought I’d make… Read more »

The Things that are Lost

Part 4 of our August Self Care Series focuses on those things you used to love that are now impossible, or seem that way, after having a baby. How can we cope with the loss of things that used to bring us joy? Article by Andrea Paterson We all know that pregnancy, birthing, and motherhood… Read more »

Self-Care Tips for Partners

Part Three of our August Self Care Series addresses non-birthing partners. Often overlooked in the postpartum period, dads and partners to birthing mothers are also at the mercy of extreme emotional and psychological shifts after the birth of a baby.  Zoey Ryan interviews her husband to find out what kind of self-care measures can be… Read more »

When Small Acts of Self-Care Aren’t Enough

This is the second piece in our August Self-Care Series. Those moving through the process of resolving postpartum depression and anxiety are often reminded to focus on small acts of self-care. This might mean drinking tea while it’s still hot, taking a 15 minute walk after dinner, or making sure you have time to brush… Read more »