I’ve been subscribing to the Postpartum Progress Blog for quite a while now. It is the most widely-read blog on postpartum depression & other mental illnesses related to childbirth. I’m not sure if I’m the only man on the list (!), but I’d definitely encourage other Christian men to join. Pastors would find it especially helpful in building a sympathetic understanding of oh-so-common postpartum depression and other associated childbirth complications flowing from Genesis 3:16a.

As far as I can tell, the writing is not usually from a Christian perspective. And sometimes the writing is unnecessarily “raw.” However, many of the articles offer lots of realistic, down-to-earth advice, which is particularly useful for us men who struggle to understand the emotional and mental sufferings some women have to endure.

For example, in this post Alexis Lesa give Four tips for supporting someone with postpartum depression. And here she writes on the benefits of postpartum depression. Obviously a Christian pastor would want to adjust and add to some of the material in these articles. However, they are a great starting point for understanding PPD and helping those suffering with it.

  • Katherine Stone

    Wow. Thanks so much for the recommendation. You probably aren’t the only male follower, but I’d venture to guess you are part of a small but elite group. ;-) And FYI, if you’d like to read any posts from the Christian perspective, you can find some of them here: http://www.postpartumprogress.com/weblog/religion/