Please know that these resources are not a substitute for seeing your physician should you feel you may be experiencing signs and symptoms of PPD. They’re merely to aid in your progress moving forward by working with your health care provider.
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- Infant Sleep Help: So much of my PPD was influenced by my infant not sleeping. He literally did not sleep more than a few hours until he was 11 months old! No matter what we tried, there was no remedy to get him to start sleeping longer stretches UNTIL, Dana Obelman! What a blessing! I’ve seen it work in my own life and in the lives of family members. Your only regret will be not starting the Sleep Sense program sooner! Click here to get Dana’s free sleep assessment!
- Postpartum Progress is a Godsend when it comes to helping moms with PPD or those who may be experiencing signs of PPD. It truly is a wealth of information. I wish I would’ve had access to the site when I was going through my struggle. Find information and support you need in your area here.
- Contact the nonprofit organization Postpartum Support International, which has coordinators in almost every state who can help you find an experienced professional in PPD and related illnesses.
- See if your state has its own advocacy organization for moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Postpartum Progress has a list of advocacy organizations.
- If you’re not sure how to talk to a doctor or therapist about your symptoms, print out Postpartum Progress’s list of PPD symptoms to start the conversation.
- Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D. (“Dr. Shosh”) from the popular DrShosh.com Radio Show is the author of Pregnant on Prozac, Postpartum Depression For Dummies, and co-author of Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety. She is also the creator of the new mobile app PPD Gone. Her newest book, Children of the Depressed, will be released in June of this year. National TV shows including “20/20,” “Discovery Channel,” “The Doctors”….
- Connect with Dr. Shosh on her Facebook page. I personally know of her passionate commitment to making a difference in the lives of women who suffer from PPD.