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The Things I Carry

The Things I Carry

I’ve thought a lot about what I carry with me since my battle with postpartum mental illness. My journey was long and my symptoms ranged from detachment to suicidality to crippling anxiety to insomnia to hallucinations and beyond.
Chloe Deslauries: A Personal Story

Chloe Deslauries: A Personal Story

I recall feeling so alone, afraid, ashamed, depressed, and anxious. This place of darkness scared me but it was also the place where God met me. I am embracing my life and sharing my story of hope.
Postpartum Graduate

Postpartum Graduate

What happens to a woman’s psychological development when she becomes a mother?
Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Postpartum Support Virginia has been awarded the 2018 Maternal Mental Health Community Solutions Innovation Award by the 2020Mom Project and Marce of North America (MONA).  The award was made in partnership with Postpartum Support International (PSI) and...

Navigating Tricare

Navigating Tricare

Two companies are testing medications specifically designed to treat postpartum depression (PPD). The new medications are progesterone compounds in both IV (infusion) and tablet (oral) forms. Patients in the trials are often experiencing symptom relief within a few days.
Self-Care and Self Kindness

Self-Care and Self Kindness

TRICARE is the health care program for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families around the world. Unfortunately, not many mental health providers accept TRICARE, making it tough for moms with PMADs to get individual counseling.

Expanding Services

Expanding Services

New mothers need to recover from the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. While some women bounce right back, most new mothers are exhausted and overwhelmed, struggling to gain some control over their body and their baby.
Screening

Screening

Through partnerships with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and UVA Medical Center, PSVa is now offering two support groups in Charlottesville to help pregnant and new mothers overcome anxiety, depression, and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

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