This support and education group has been formed to help new mothers better understand and cope with the changes that can be present in pregnancy and/or following birth. The so-called "baby blues" or "postpartum depression" are common in many women who may experience mental and behavioral changes or moodiness, which in some cases may be severe. Other symptoms may include anxiety, changes in appetite, exhaustion, feelings of guilt or hostility, poor concentration or memory, insomnia and despondency or despair.
For women experiencing these symptoms, support from loved ones, friends, professionals and others play an important role in their recovery. A trained facilitator who specializes in perinatal mood disorders leads the group. Mothers receive screenings, supportive conversation, education and appropriate referrals.
Mothers are encouraged to bring their babies and are welcome to bring a stroller.
For more information please call 630-933-4234; TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.
No registration required.
If you are new to this program and would like to talk to the facilitator before attending, please call 630.933.1964 and leave your name and phone number and your call will be returned.
Central DuPage Hospital: Women's and Children's entrance; ask at front desk.
Delnor Hospital: Medical Office Building 351; conference room 3.