Posts Categorized: moms’ stories

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 »

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 »

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 »