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HONcode status The health Website
Postpartum Progress
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Postpartum Progress
Web address:http://postpartumprogress.com
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct446231
Date of initial review: 02 Feb 2009
Validity of certificate28 Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Founder & Editor
Katherine Stone is a nationally-recognized, award-winning advocate for women with postpartum depression. In 2001 she suffered a devastating bout of postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder after the birth of her first child.
Regular Contributors
Board Members

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For the collaborative platform:

Postpartum Progress is the most widely-read blog in the United States on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. It was created in 2004 by Katherine Stone, who is its chief author and editor.

Postpartum Progressís editor, Katherine Stone, decides which topics should be included on the blog. Katherine is not a healthcare provider and has no formal medical training. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

All commenters on this site are by default considered as non-medical professionals. If a health professional gives medical information as a commenter, his or her status a...
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2. Presentation of the site
Postpartum Progress offers the most comprehensive information available on the latest research, events and resources, as well as an unflinching look at what it is truly like to experience postpartum depression.
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For the collaborative platform:

The blog features daily news and commentary, as well as a continuously-updated list of support groups around the country, stories from moms and fellow sufferers, and links to major support organizations and top treatment programs.
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Its readers include current sufferers, survivors, and clinicians from such institutions as Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins.
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Purpose of the website
The information on this site is for educational, advocacy purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or psychological condition. Please consult your health care provider for individual advice regarding your own situation.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
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For the collaborative platform:

If you comment on a Postpartum Progress post, and later wish to have your comment removed, please email us with information on the comment and the approximate date and we will search for and remove it. If you submit your photo for the Postpartum Progress Surviving and Thriving Mothers Photo Album and later wish to have it removed, please send us an email and we will be happy to remove it.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
We want you to know the source of the material you are viewing onthis site. You can find this source information on all material. These are the types of source identifications you will see, either at the top or the bottom of the material:
Authorís name ó most often Katherine Stone, but guest authorís names appear as well.
Material provided by government agencies and non-profit organizations is identified by the name and/or logo of the agency or organizationwithin the post.
News and journal articles are identified with a date at the top of the post and a link directly to the news organization within the post.
URL: http://postpartumprogress.com/privacy
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
How To Decide Whether To Take Meds for Depression or Anxiety During Pregnancy
By Katherine Stone
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For the collaborative platform:

If you do make any medical claims, you must offer references or links to material(s) that would support those claims.
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Updated September 2011
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For the collaborative platform:
Posts and comments are automatically dated.

By Katherine Stone September 27, 2011
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

For the collaborative platform:

All participants on this website must post information which is true and correct to their knowledge.
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6. User support and adequation
Email provided.
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
We are currently funded by Postpartum Progress Inc., the nonprofit. These funds are generated by donations, sponsorship by the non-profit Jennyís Light and, to a very limited extent, by advertising dollars.
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For the collaborative platform:

Postpartum Progress (...) was created in 2004 by Katherine Stone, who is its chief author and editor.
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8. Advertising policy
Ads are all labelled as such.
Advertisment, Presenting Sponsor
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Postpartum Progressprovides links to many other websites and blogs that we feel may be of benefit to our readers. These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement.Postpartum Progress reserves the right to remove any sites that do not continue toproduce quality, accurate information.
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Please know that our editorial is free of any commercial influence.
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Ads may only appear in the sidebars of our site or in a banner above the header of our site. We do not do text links, but accept only display ads.
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