I’m not ashamed. I had a miscarriage.

There’s something that women everywhere need to talk about.  It’s time, time to bring it out from its hidden place of shame and solace.  It is time to make this mainstream. Miscarriage. A shocking 25% of woman will experience such a loss.  One in four women.  That is a devastating number.  Do you know anyone […]

Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts #speakthesecret

“This thread is amazing. Needs to be turned into a list and handed out to expecting moms by every ob/gyn. They tell women everything under the sun about what to expect for 9 months; why not this?!” “I think it’s wonderful you’re making this list for new moms. It would have been reassuring for me […]

Pregnancy Loss and Depression

It’s hard for most women to imagine anything worse than experiencing an unsuccessful pregnancy. But 15-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage and the loss associated with this crisis can be devastating. Pregnancy, even at its best, can be a time of uneasiness and worry. Research tells us that a woman is most at risk for […]

Adjunctive PPSC Services

We are aware that facing perinatal and reproductive challenges can exact a huge emotional and physical toll on everyone involved. The PPSC is dedicated to providing high quality comprehensive care in a supportive and safe environment. In addition to the counseling services and support groups for pregnant and postpartum women, the following programs have been […]

Services

For more details on the services we offer please take a look at our PPSC Programs page.  The Postpartum Stress Center services include, but are not limited to: Screening and diagnostic assessment for prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders Psychiatric consultation and med management Consultation, training and supervision for healthcare professionals Risk assessment and counseling for […]

Oct 15th National Day of Remembrance

October 15th is a national day of remembrance for miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. In 2006 Robyn Bear initiated the October 15th Wave of Light. The Wave of Light concept asks everyone to light a candle at 7 pm for one hour in their time zone on October 15th to honor all babies who have […]

It’s nice to get back to work after our awesome roadtrip to New Orleans. What a ride, highlighted by so many interesting and inspiring people. While I was away, I received an email from a therapist in Utah who wrote to give me feedback on my book, “Therapy and the Postpartum Woman” and her thoughts […]

Pregnant Smokers May be Depressed

Clearly know that smoking is dangerous to the baby can prompt many women to try to quit.(Increases the risk of miscarriage, premature birth, low birthweight, death from SIDS, and learning and behavior disorders.) According to the research, the estimates are about 12 percent of pregnant women smoke. Highlights from the article: “Dr. Renee Goodwin, a […]

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