Posts By: Karen Bannister

Those Affected by Postpartum Depression: Partner Support

By Rosemary Rukavina Postpartum Depression does not only affect the diagnosed individual, it affects the whole family. Both partners in a couple have a shared view of what the experience of expanding their family will look like, and when the reality does not match their expectations, disappointment, shock, and anxiety can be common reactions. If… Read more »

Great Expectations Fashion Show + Other Ways to Show Support

By Erin Arnold Pacific Post Partum Support Society presents an informative, interesting and hilarious Fashion Show this October. Great Expectations features beautiful, bizarre, and memorable 20th century maternity garments from the extensive private collection of fashion historian Ivan Sayers. This innovative fundraiser will help our non profit make a difference in the lives of women… Read more »

Learning Self-Love: Put Yourself First

By Georgie Hutchinson Let’s face it – when mothers, in particular new mothers, first hear the advice: “Put yourself first;” their reactions are often of confusion and disbelief. “Put myself first? Why, that would be irresponsible!” “Guilt” kicks in all too quickly, even within the first minutes of motherhood. This guilt is closely associated with the constant… Read more »