Posts Categorized: support

New Beginnings

Erika Mitchell brings us a reflective story for the New Year. After the chaos and emotional intensity of the holiday season I find January and February can be blue months. In December I am kept so busy traveling or organizing holiday gatherings or planning extravagant meals that the sudden return to normalcy can be a… Read more »

Motherhood with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A new mom shares her story of becoming a mother while battling the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Having an underlying mental health challenge can make pregnancy and the postpartum period even more overwhelming. This mother talks about acknowledging her challenges and finding the appropriate help before even bringing her baby home. Preventive measures can… Read more »

Dusk: Finding Comfort

This week we have beautiful and soothing words from a Pacific Post Partum Support Society Counselor. Take a short coffee break on this cloudy morning and drink this story in! Article by Anna Chambers Long after dusk, thirteen and a half years ago, my baby girl moved in waves and emerged from a cocoon of… Read more »

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 »