Don't Face the Journey Alone: Local Resources for Supporting Maternal Mental Health

Don't Face the Journey Alone: Local Resources for Supporting Maternal Mental Health

When it comes to pregnancy or postpartum mood disorders, new parents don't have to struggle alone. There are many resources, both local to Cincinnati and Dayton, and across the US, to support those facing mental health illnesses during the childbearing years!

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50 Shades of Blue: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

50 Shades of Blue: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders are surprisingly common, yet there are still many myths surrounding them! We dispel a few of these myths, and also share some common symptoms to help families understand when a little extra help is needed.

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Motherhood and Depression: A Cincinnati Parenting Story

Motherhood and Depression: A Cincinnati Parenting Story
Every mom you see has struggled with something, whether it’s feelings of inadequacy, mourning the loss of her child-free life, of full-on PPD.  All you have to do is look.

On the blog today, Jesika Roy, a mom here in Cincinnati, shares about her struggles with new motherhood, and her experience with postpartum depression after the birth of her first son.

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Pitocin & Postpartum Depression

Pitocin & Postpartum Depression

This month a new study was released that links Pitocin to postpartum depression and anxiety in the first year of baby's life. Here is what you need to know about Pitocin!

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Supporting & Improving Maternal Mental Health: An Interview with Suzanne Swanson

Supporting & Improving Maternal Mental Health: An Interview with Suzanne Swanson

Suzanne Swanson, PhD, discusses the development of her career as a psychologist focusing on birth and the early-parenting years, and the importance of support for women's mental health during this time. She has been in this field for over 40 years in her hometown of St. Paul, MN. She is a speaker and writer, was the founding director of Postpartum Support Minnesota, owner of Mothers Matter where she co-teaches "Another Birth, Another Story" with Susan Lane, on the board of the Prevention and Treatment of Trauma in Childbirth with Penny Simkin, and a published poet, including her book, "What Other Worlds: Postpartum Poems."

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