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Julia Burzon introduces her new blog, "Dear Diane" by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Julia Burzon was kind enough to stop by and let me know about her new blog , which covers a wealth of topics in relation to motherhood...mental health, religion, psychology ... Read on »
Daily Hope for new moms struggling with PPD by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Katherine Stone, of Postpartum Progress, will soon be providing Daily Hope . Daily Hope is an inspirational e-message that Katherine sends out daily to her subscribers. The ... Read on »
'Warrior Moms' are speaking out by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There's a wonderful place online for moms to share their stories of dealing with postpartum depression. It's on the Postpartum Progress website , created by Katherine Stone, ... Read on »
Resources for Arizona Moms by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I want to share a wonderful listing of resources provided in the state of Arizona for moms suffering from postpartum depression. It can be found on the Arizona Midwives webs ... Read on »
Placentophagy....ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I've written several posts here on placentophagy, or eating one's placenta, and I'm always amazed at the various resulting comments. OK, I know that there are people out the ... Read on »
Moms with postpartum depression apparently have reduced brain activity - one more thing to worry... by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I came across a recent article on psychcentral.com about a recently published study linking postpartum depression to diminished brain activity. The study, published in this ... Read on »
Actress Sadie Frost Opens Up About Her Postpartum Depression in New Memoir by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Sadie Frost's memoir, "Crazy Days," will hit stores next month, so sneak peeks of the book are starting to hit the wires. The memoir delves into Frost's experience with pos ... Read on »
Arizona Postpartum Wellness Coalition Makes Big Strides in Improving the Postpartum Experience for... by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility One of my favorite non-profit organizations dedicated to postpartum wellness is the Arizona Postpartum Wellness Coalition (APWC) . The APWC is comprised of a group of amaz ... Read on »
Perfectionist moms at greater risk for postpartum depression by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility An article came out yesterday on LiveScience.com reporting on a recent study that suggests perfectionism can put a new mom at risk for postpartum depression. I don't necess ... Read on »
Breastfeeding Mom Thrown Into Jail Over a Restraining Order by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I blogged about this earlier on my other blog , and I think it's relevant here as well. Amy Shroff, a young mom in Denver, Colorado, went to her local police station bec ... Read on »
Susan Dowd Stone on EmpowHER: screening for postpartum mood disorders is a good thing! by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility On the EmpowHER web site, award-winning therapist and nationally renowned postpartum depression expert Susan Dowd Stone recently wrote an article about the concept of mandat ... Read on »
Moving on and having hope by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Before I get started with this latest PPD post, I'd just like to thank everyone who has offered support during the past few nightmarish months of breaking free from my ex-hu ... Read on »
Today I dismissed the Order of Protection against Neil Zucconi by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Well, my nightmare is over. I went to court today and dismissed the Order of Protection that I had filed on March 19, 2010, against Neil Zucconi because I was able to obtai ... Read on »
How do you deal with the trauma of an order of protection? by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yes, I'm still taking a brief break from my PPD posts here and posting on my current ordeal instead.... But, before I delve more into my stuff, it just occurred to me ... Read on »
Fighting the Devastating Impact of Mental Anguish by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I'm still deep in this post divorce abyss. Yes, I know I'm still off-topic here on my PPD blog, but I don't want to not post anything at all while I'm in this horrible place ... Read on »
Dealing with Divorce and a Restraining Order by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Unfortunately I haven't posted here in a while due to personal reasons. Although not related to postpartum depression, my present situation is just as devastating on a menta ... Read on »
Mt. Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly publishes Postpartum Depression: A Silent Epidemic by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Another postpartum health advocate, blogger and professional writer, Ivy Shih Leung, teamed up with me to produce a PPD article that has just been published in the l ... Read on »
Check out Dr. Shoshana Bennett's PPD Video Series on EmpowHer by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I have another video to share of a remarkable woman who has made tremendous strides in spreading awareness of PPD while treating and helping women who have it. Dr. Shoshana ... Read on »
NAMCs Circle of Caring PPD Support Groups by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I came upon the National Association of Mothers' Centers (NAMC) while on Facebook and want to help spread word of the fantastic work they do in the postpartum depression rea ... Read on »
My friend Michelle shares her PPD story in an awesome video interview by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There's a great video interview of a friend of mine, Michelle, who has been an extraordinary PPD advocate here in Arizona. Please check out her story by clicking he ... Read on »