From One Mama To Another

Written by Hilary Waller, MS, Director of Education and Programming at The Postpartum Stress Center Reposted with permission from Rise Gatherings When my first child was just a few hours old, my then 7 year old niece was among the first visitors to arrive. When she entered my hospital room her dad leaned down and said […]

My Breast Was Not Best

In 2001 when I had my first baby, breastfeeding was just becoming more focused on. Breast is Best was everywhere and I was looking forward to nourishing my baby from my body. When my baby arrived, I kept waiting for my milk to come in. Nurses told me since I had a traumatic delivery, it […]

My Story

Like many moms, when I received the news that I was pregnant with my first baby, I was elated. I spent the next ten months… yes, ten, she was very late… preparing in all the ways that baby and pregnancy magazines tell you to. I cleaned everything with toothpicks, I painted rooms, (well ventilated, of […]

Welcome Claire!

I am so thrilled to welcome Claire Petrillo as a senior writer for our PPSC Blog. I’ve known Claire a long time and she has always had her finger on the pulse of current issues that impact new moms and has expressed herself with both clarity and fire. She speaks her mind. And she often […]

Honoring Ilyene Barsky, MSW

RE-POST: Those of us who attended this past weekend’s PSI conference were fortunate enough to listen to the lovely and brilliant Diana Lynn Barnes, PsyD, MFT, speak eloquently about her beloved friend and long time colleague, Ilyene Barsky. Ilyene shares the small podium of pioneering women who started getting the word out on postpartum depression […]

Guest Post: Unexpected gift from childbirth, that’s not a baby.

posted on Bubblews by Joleneinamerica This is my first post and I thought I should start out with something meaningful. I am stepping out of my comfort zone with this one, but my intention is to share and help someone else. I had a tough childhood, not to bore you with details, in brief – […]

Guest Blog Post – Caroline

Kids and Careers and Setting Boundaries: I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to achieve balance.  There has been a great dialogue on my company’s Business Women’s Network blog over the past month about this topic and I recently shared my thoughts on work/life boundaries through this forum.  Just writing this out made me realize just how far I’ve come from […]

Guest Blog Post – Katie

I’m writing in response to the section on The Postpartum Stress Center’s Web site titled “Is Breast Always Best?” Your editorial resonated with me and gave me a new idea. I’m certainly not writing to argue your thoughts, because I’ve been in that grief-inducing spot of having to choose whether to continue breastfeeding my baby […]

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