I talk to so many women these days. Mothers of women suffering from postpartum disorders. Mothers of women who have killed themselves. Women who have survived. Women who are just now suffering. They all say the same thing: We need to do more. Lots of people are trying to do more, each in their own way. I’ve decided to make my contribution with this weblog. In it I will post whatever I can find that might be of help or comfort to you — stories of women who’ve gone through it, articles from newspapers and magazines, bits of inspiration and more. It’s true that you may be able to find those things on other websites, but my goal here is to post things real-time, so you see them immediately, and to keep this journal very clean and clear so it’s highly useful.
Things you should know:
* It will be collaborative, as I would love to add your thoughts.
* It will be all-encompassing, covering postpartum depression, postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder and postpartum psychosis.
* It has only one allegiance — to women who have suffered or will suffer this these terrible illnesses.
There are still women who can’t get treatment because they either don’t have insurance or what they have covers little to no psychiatric care. There are still women killing themselves and/or others. There are still women being undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. This can’t continue to go on. I hope Postpartum Progress helps in some small way.