On October 14 and 15th in Atlanta, Georgia, nearly 200 women gathered for the 2016 Warrior Mom® Conference by Postpartum Progress, an organization dedicated to supporting women who are battling postpartum depression. The majority of women in attendance were survivors of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Did you know that one in every seven women gets a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder like postpartum depression (PPD)? Events like Warrior Mom are important to help raise awareness, reduce stigma and simply encourage these strong women. For the second year in a row, Cotton Babies proudly sponsored this special event.
In honor of the Warrior Mom Conference, we’ve introduced a new product line called the Gift Series, including apparel, gifts and prints that support this cause that is so close to our hearts. The first in the Gift Series is a grouping of carefully-designed gift items created to benefit Postpartum Progress.
STRONG is the first in our “Gift Series.” The following Strong merchandise are available for purchase today.
Strong Comfort Blanket: This perfectly perfect snuggle blanket is make of amazing chenille and embroidered with “She Comforts and is Comforted”. As we head into the colder months, this blanket is ideal for keeping yourself cozy on the couch.
Strong Mountain Hoodie: Our women’s Mountain hoodie has a lightweight, relaxed fit and falls at your low hip. Keep your heart and your body warm with a statement of truth as you head outside during the cooler months ahead.
Strong Mountain Journal: Take this with you on the journey ahead and write down your hopes and dreams… for you, for your baby, for your family. There will be a day that you reflect on these words and draw strength from where you’ve come.
Strong Coffee Mug: We all know that no journey up any mountain is ever going to happen without strong coffee and a strong women to hold the cup. That’s you.
Strong Mountain Tote: Carry a message of strength and hope everywhere you go! Practically speaking, we know moms have many odds and ends at any given time to lug around. Let this tote help lift the load, all the while reminding you that better days are on the horizon.
The Warrior Mom Conference is a 100% mom-centered conference. It allows women to gather with other survivors and learn how to support other moms in their communities – all while having fun. It’s a time to take a break and focus on self-care. This year’s conference focused on the Warrior Mom community: the volunteers, climbers, blog readers, forum members, and staff that have changed the face of PPD for so many women and families.
Postpartum Progress is an organization near and dear to Cotton Babies founder, Jennifer Labit’s heart. As a survivor of postpartum depression, Jenn values the strides Postpartum Progress has made to help women while raising awareness and reducing the stigma associated with perinatal mood and and anxiety disorders.
To learn more about Postpartum Progress and their work, visit their website. Here, they provide resources for help, information about the illnesses that can affect mamas and a wonderful community for mamas for find support and friendship.
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