Data on Zinc and Mood

According to nutritionist Blake Graham all vitamins and minerals are involved in one or more biochemical pathways and/or physiological actions which influence the function of the human brain. Most vitamin and mineral deficiencies result in psychiatric symptoms in a significant number of people, and in people with psychiatric diagnoses these deficiencies are often associated with … Continue reading

Zinc and Pregnancy

…women need to increase their Zinc intake by around 2 mg throughout their pregnancy and while breastfeeding. This will help ensure that the fetus develops properly and that the breast milk is full of nutrients.

Zinc is also known to impact mental health. Stay tuned to WellPostpartum Weblog for Data on Zinc and Mood.

“Integrative Health” Topic at Groundbreaking D.C. Summit

We are witnessing a complete overhaul of health care in the U.S. Beginning in 2003, more people visited so-called alternative health care providers than medical doctors. Now, in 2009, the first large scale meeting of its kind was conducted to further the nation’s knowledge of integrative health.

The MOTHERS Act Will Address These Needs- Proof That PPD Exists

Some critics of The MOTHERS Act like to claim that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are ‘made up’ in order to convince women they need to use psychiatric medications.  Yes, this is ridiculous, but I thought I’d post this lab report of a woman who obviouly needed treatment.  The treatment that helped her happened to … Continue reading

Menendez Press Office on Blog Day for The MOTHERS Act

Menendez, Author of Legislation to Combat Postpartum Depression, Applauds Grassroots Show of Force on Blog DayFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2009 CONTACTS: Menendez Press Office 202-224-4744 Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act has broad support in Congress, needs public pressure to overcome procedural obstacles WASHINGTON – As bloggers around the country today advocate for passage of … Continue reading

Balancing Act: Postpartum Support International and The MOTHERS Act

by Cheryl Jazzar, MHR WellPostpartum Weblog ( – Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Many people have become frustrated by the lack of support for women.  Women have every right to internalize feelings of being underserved, overlooked and unsteady.  Motherhood as an institution has consistently been undervalued and minimized.  Being a mother today, and throughout history, … Continue reading

How Does Cortisol Impact Mothers?

Dear readers,  Cortisol has been shown to negatively impact maternal mood and also a baby in the uterus.  When we are under stress and pregnant, our baby is bathed in stress hormones.  The good news is there are many things one can do to reduce stress (and cortisol) during pregnancy.  Be sure to look for my comments below … Continue reading