Postpartumprogress.com is the world’s most widely-read blog dedicated to maternal mental illness. It offers warm, positive, in-depth information, support and hope for all pregnant and new moms who experience postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, including postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, depression or anxiety during pregnancy, post-adoption depression, postpartum PTSD, bipolar, peripartum onset/postpartum bipolar, depression after miscarriage or perinatal loss and postpartum psychosis. In the US alone, fifteen to twenty percent of moms experience these illnesses each year, or around 800,000 mothers.This award-winning site has consistently ranked among the top blogs in both the categories of mental health and pregnancy/childbirth, and has been recognized by such organizations as WebMD and Mental Health America for its impact. We are also happy to have been featured by many news organizations and parenting outlets, including CNN, Today.com, the Huffington Post, and more.
PostpartumProgress.com has been recommended by the New York Times, Health.com, Parenting.com, Psych Central, Scholastic Parent & Child, Fit Pregnancy and many of the top clinicians specializing in postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health and the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders.
Postpartum Progress was founded by Katherine Stone (@postpartumprog) in 2004 after her own experience with postpartum anxiety/OCD after the birth of her first child. Please note: The nonprofit organization arm of Postpartum Progress has been absorbed by Postpartum Support International. If you are a mom who needs help, call PSI’s free Helpline, available in English and Spanish. If you are looking for Climb Out of the Darkness, now hosted by PSI, go here.
In 2016, PostpartumProgress.com had 5 million sessions and 2 million unique visitors, as well as 35,000 Facebook fans.
In 2017 Katherine received the Becky Hatfield Award for Family Support from the National Perinatal Association.
In 2016 Postpartum Progress won the Iris Award for Social Campaign of the Year at the Mom 2.0 Summit.
In 2015, Katherine received the Maternal Mental Health Champion Award from Maternal Mental Health Now in Los Angeles.
In 2014 Katherine won the Iris Award in the category of Industry Influence – Philanthropic Work at the Mom 2.0 Summit.
In 2013 Katherine won the Health Activist Hero Award at the annual WEGO Health Awards, and was placed in Babble.com’s Mom Blogger Hall of Fame.
In 2012, she was named one of the fiercest women in America as part of More magazine’s annual Fierce List.
In 2011, Katherine won a Media Award from Mental Health America, given for outstanding coverage and portrayals of mental health issues during the previous year
She also has been selected as a WebMD Health Hero, and received the 2010 Bloganthropy Award, given for using social media to make a difference, as well as . Katherine has been featured by CNN, the Huffington Post, Yahoo, AOL, PBS, The Today Show, HLN, ABC News, iVillage, Health.com, the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution among others. Prior to joining the world of bloggers and tweeters, she spent seven years in marketing at The Coca-Cola Company. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.
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