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Postpartum Depression

Many people visit our website looking for information on Postpartum Depression. If you’re interested, the blog Postpartum Progress by Katherine Stone is wonderful – check it out. There’s a lovely interview of Katherine “Blossom in the Desert” on the Giving … Continue reading

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The Science of Healthy Children – Jerry Large article

Did you all see this great article by Jerry Large from the Seattle Times? Jerry Large: The science of healthy children This symposium was powerful, and was referenced yesterday at the Perinatal Mood Disorder conference stakeholders meeting. The video referenced … Continue reading

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This World is Not Flat: Anxiety Disorders in Pregnancy by Walker Karraa, MFA, MA, CD(DONA)

This excellent article on anxiety disorders is available for download here. The author Walker Karraa offers an in-depth Perinatal Anxiety Workshop which was well-loved at Open Arms. Email her directly for more information. This World is Not Flat: Anxiety Disorders … Continue reading

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Postpartum mood disorders booklet available

Postpartum Support International of Washington recently released their booklet about postpartum mood disorders called Beyond The Birth: What No One Ever Talks About. They write this on their website: Beyond The Birth: What No One Ever Talks About is a … Continue reading

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Dads can get postpartum depression too

Here’s a new article on dads and postpartum depression. It says a father’s depression often appears different from a mother’s: Dads are more likely to be irritable and angry. And about half as many dads as moms have postpartum depression: … Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression and Shaken Baby Syndrome

Thanks to Sarah Pulliam, LICSW, MPH, social worker at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Open Arms Board Treasurer, for sending much of the information that appears in this blog post. In this post, I’m again talking about postpartum depression. There has … Continue reading

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Inspired

Recently we had our monthly board meeting. As usual, I came away completely inspired by Open Arms. Annie Moffat, our WCELI Program Director, presented to the board on the many new program changes and updates for this year. The staff … Continue reading

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More on Postpartum Depression

I was looking back at the ACOG link on Ob-Gyns Encouraged to Screen Women for Depression During and After Pregnancy from my last post, and wanted to call out this paragraph because I think it’s worth repeating. Clinical depression is … Continue reading

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Depression and the Perinatal Period

(this post was edited to move the references to the comments) I just got some sobering statistics from my friend, doula client and now fellow doula Walker Karraa. She’s working in Southern California as a labor and postpartum doula and … Continue reading

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