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Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert

Atlanta, Georgia
A new mom with a strong faith and an interest in helping other new mothers, especially those suffering from Postpartum Depression or Anxiety.
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Arrivederci by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Greetings, friends!  I can't believe my PPD baby is about to turn six and that I've been writing this blog for five+ years now!  It's been a wonderful journey... ... Read on »
Postpartum Depression Decades Ago by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Earlier this year, a woman with an adult son reached out to me after having found this blog a few years prior and occasionally commenting from the perspective of a woman b ... Read on »
Two Years and Climbing (Higher) by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Recently, I took a step out of my comfort zone and did something I never would have imagined myself doing – I joined other Atlanta-area PMAD survivors and cli ... Read on »
What Support Looks Like by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We write a lot about support here.  About asking for help, about the benefits of peer and professional support, and about self-care.  Oftentimes, the help we need comes in ... Read on »
SUSANNA, starring Taken's Maggie Grace and written and directed by Black Swan's Jon Avnet,... by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility SUSANNA, starring Anna Paquin (“True Blood,” “X-Men) and Maggie Grace (“Taken,” “Lost,” “Californication”), premiered with six episodes last Friday, June 14 on WIGS ( www. ... Read on »
My Climb. Please join me? by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Perhaps like many of you, the arrival of my first son in 2007 was anything but the joyous experience I anticipated during my pregnancy.  I was one of the 15% of new ... Read on »
Over at Postpartum Progress: The Mother's Day Rally, Warrior Mom Book Club and more... by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hey y'all.  Apologies for my spottiness in blogging lately.  Truth is that after five years, and with my youngest now TWO (insert sigh and sniff), writing about the everyd ... Read on »
Postpartum Support International Blog Hop: On Recovery and Coping by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It’s May.  Which happens to be the second busiest month of the year for me.  In a month that focuses on Mental Health Awareness and in which Mother’s Day ... Read on »
When to say "ENOUGH!" by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility You know you are at your limit when your response to your babysitter's text calling off is to burst into tears.  Under normal circumstances I am frustrated when my childca ... Read on »
Postpartum Support International Announcements for April 2013 by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility 2013 PSI Annual Conference with NAMI Minnesota June 19-22, Minneapolis Pre-Conference June 19-20 Main Conference June 21-22 Banquet & Silent Aucti on 6/21 ... Read on »
Dads! Chat with a Postpartum Depression Expert on Monday, April 1 by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility MON Apr1. PSI Toll-free "Chat with an Expert" for Dads 5pm Pacific/7pm Central/8pm Eastern 1-800-944-8766  Code 33702   Hosted by David Miller, MD, PhD. Find ... Read on »
On Tapering off of Prescription Medications for PPD by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility L2 is almost two.  In just two more months, he will celebrate his birthday and I will celebrate having gotten through those incredibly amazing, and sometimes rough ... Read on »
Where to Find a Strong PPD Community by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hey y'all.  I want to apologize for not being around much lately.  This Lent I decided to take a break from Facebook and Twitter, and even though I'm still managing th ... Read on »
Buy Something Snuggly for Baby and Benefit Postpartum Progress by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Announcing the first baby product created specifically to help fight postpartum depression! Jammies are the creation of Hélène Laure, a fashion designer whose clot ... Read on »
PSI Annual Conference Announces Online Registration Open by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Online registration is now open for the  26th Annual Postpartum Support International (PSI) Conference: Innovation and Advocacy to Support the Mental Health of Pregnant an ... Read on »
Presentation on Maternal Mental Health makes HUGE impact at the Georgia Capitol by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Thanks to everyone who has promoted and supported Maternal Mental Health Week in Georgia, which isn't over yet! This photo was taken after the presentation to the Healt ... Read on »
JOIN MHA OF GEORGIA IN COMMEMORATING MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK, FEBRUARY 3-9, 2013! by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility     Due to the efforts of Mental Health America of Georgia's Project Healthy Moms initiative and  the Georgia Coalition on Maternal Mental Health, Governor Nathan Dea ... Read on »
Best under duress? by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My kids were out of school for three weeks over the holidays.  During that time, we traveled, there was illness, my childcare was extremely limited, though my work ... Read on »
On goals and new years. by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The Atlanta Postpartum Group has been meeting since August 2008.  The group, which began as a bi-weekly gathering in Midtown, and is now a monthly group in Buckhead, ... Read on »
From my family to yours... by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Wishing you... moments of peaceandglimpses of joy. Read on »