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 is required. If you are new to this program, it is suggested, but not required, to call the facilitator before attending. Please leave your message at 630.933.1964 and your call will be returned.
Central DuPage Hospital: Wednesdays 11am-12:30pm; Thursdays 6:30-8pm. Women's and Children's Entrance.
Delnor Hospital: Tuesdays 10am-11:30am; Medical Office Building 351; conference room 3.
Spanish Postpartum Connection: Mondays 10-11am; Central DuPage Hospital, Women and Children's Entrance. For more information about the Spanish Postpartum Connection, please call Hope Cantu 630.923.0009.