Postpartum Depression Resources from SmartMom

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Thank you to Maura Winkler for hosting Postpartum Depression Awareness with SmartMom and to all of our moms that participated in the live chat. With your help, we were able to raise awareness for PPD and related disorders amongst our large community and offer personal support and resources to those in need.

If you or someone you know is struggling with PPD, please share the SmartMom chat thread and additional postpartum depression resources below.

For those of you who missed our live chat about Postpartum Depression, there are a few things you can do to participate in raising awareness:

  1. View the chat thread Postpartum Depression Live Chat with Maura Winkler
  2. Log in to SmartMom to post a new question about PPD to keep raising awareness
  3. Leave a comment on this thread to support our SmartMoms with PPD
  4. Send us a resource at to post alongside our current selection

SmartMom Resources

Maura Winkler, CNM IBCLC

Advice from SmartMoms

Symptoms from SmartMoms

Motivational Quotes from SmartMoms:

“Don’t be ashamed of your story. It will inspire others.”

“Instead is saying ‘this too shall pass’ to a mom who is clearly losing it, maybe we could make her dinner, babysit, or clean her house?”

“Sometimes when I say ‘I’m okay’ I want someone to look me in the eyes, hug me and say ‘I know you’re not.'”

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”


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About Mary @ SmartMom

Mary is the Community Manager of SmartMom. She is a new mom to a bubbly little boy who has fire red hair and loves to smile. She loves to walk her dog, Bob, and watch Chicago sports with her husband. Go Cubs Go!