Emotional well-being before, during and after pregnancy

Our Postpartum Emotional Support Program is nationally recognized. We are here to help you get your old self back. Postpartum disorders include baby blues, depression and the most serious, postpartum psychosis. It's most important to know that no form of PPD is your "fault." You have no control over its onset. Secondly, medical treatment works. We will screen for postpartum depression before you leave the hospital, but provide support at any time. 

New dads can also feel similar symptoms of PPD and/or anxiety. In fact, research shows that one in 10 new dads can experience mood changes. If you are concerned about how a new dad is feeling, encourage him to talk with others, including his health care provider. Treatment is available and can be extremely helpful. 

Multiple factors contribute to any postpartum depression. Massive hormone shifts from giving birth may be the most significant. Symptoms may include despair, hopelessness and withdrawal from your baby. Postpartum psychosis is rare, but calls for immediate medical help. It may include manic, erratic behavior, with frightening thoughts. All forms can be successfully treated.

Parent closely embracing their child

Additional Support

  • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services offers a specialized Mother and Baby Day Program. Call 800.678.5500.
  • Network 180, available at 800.749.7720, offers referral and counseling services. Service referrals are provided to all women, whether you have private health insurance, Medicaid coverage or if you do not currently have health insurance.
  • Other Postpartum Depression Support Groups: There are support groups all around the state for women to receive support in a group setting. Many are free to attend. Find a group near you.

Attend a Postpartum Emotional Support Group Meeting