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1 in 7 pregnant & new moms will have a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder

Our Mission

The mission of Postpartum Progress is to give new families a stronger start by increasing awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and providing tools that connect moms to treatment. To learn more about what we do, click here

Speak Out

Be a part of the team. Join the Warrior Mom Battalion, a group of women whose only weapons are empathy, information, passion and hope. If you feel strongly that our daughters shouldn’t suffer in silence or have trouble finding good help for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, then the Battalion is for you. Let’s make our voices heard. Join us by filling out this form and letting us know how you’d like to take part!

Our Mamas

We call women who go through perinatal mood and anxiety disorders Warrior Moms. We love them all for who they are, what they’ve been through and how they never give up. They are your sisters, your friends, your co-workers and your neighbors, and maybe even you. Meet them. And if you need support, click to find out all the ways you can be part of and get help from our community. We understand. You are NOT alone.

Climb Out of the Darkness

Climb Out

In 2014, Warrior Moms raised more than $165,000 for Climb Out of the Darkness. Held on or near the longest day of the year, women around the world climb, hike or walk to signify climbing out of the darkness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and into the light. Climb Out is now the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illness.

What if it doesn’t feel like depression?

Postpartum Depression (PPD, also called postnatal depression or PND outside of the U.S.) is the most common complication of childbirth. It is an illness that is temporary and treatable with professional help.

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Postpartum anxiety is as common as PPD, and some studies say it may be more so. It is marked by excessive worries and fears, often centered on the baby, and sometimes physical symptoms like stomach upset or headaches.

You might also experience symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder. Postpartum OCD is characterized by obsessions – persistent disturbing, scary thoughts or mental images generally related to the baby – and compulsions – doing things over and over to reduce the fears and obsessions. Moms with these intrusive thoughts recognize that they are wrong, would stop them if they could, and are not in danger of harming their children.

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Postpartum Psychosis is a rare and dangerous illness that is considered a psychiatric emergency. Some of the key symptoms of psychosis are delusions and/or hallucinations, or seeing or hearing things that no one else can see or hear.

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Postpartum Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is usually brought on by a traumatic childbirth (or the perception of one). It is similar to other forms of PTSD in that sufferers re-experience the trauma they experienced in thoughts and nightmares.

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Postpartum Progress reaches more than 500,000 pregnant and new mothers each year and the only way we’ve been able to do that is thanks to our amazing community of supporters. If you care about maternal mental health, we hope you will join them. Please consider making a secure donation today.

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What Postpartum Progress means for pregnant and new moms is a safe haven and support for postpartum depression and anxiety. This organization is life changing, and I am so thankful to have found it!

Kristin

Postpartum Progress helped me realize I wasn’t alone and kept me pushing forward until the darkness broke.

Raychel

The information and encouragement I found here gave me the ability to recognize what was wrong and get help to fix it.

Nicole

Postpartum Progress changed my life because it gave me the courage to share my struggles openly. I was no longer ashamed of my depression and anxiety. Heidi

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