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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support

NVH Birth Center

Postpartum Resource Group

North Valley Hospital Birth Center and is happy to announce that our Baby Blues support group will now be offered through Postpartum Resource Group! We have joined with PRG in order to bring more resources and advocacy for our new mamas. The group will still be held at the same dates and locations (with a Birth Center RN facilitator) – the Professional Office Building in Whitefish on the first Thursday of the month from 6-8 pm.We look forward to continuing to serve our new families alongside Postpartum Resource Group!

Facilitators
The group is facilitated by NVH Birth Center RNs who are also Postpartum Support International certified. 

Location
Professional Office Building
711 13th Street East
Whitefish, MT 59937

Registration
Registration is NOT required, however, please refer to the online calendar for current dates and times. For questions call The Birth Center at (406) 863-3535 or email babyblues@nvhosp.org
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www.postpartumresourcegroup.org 
 
The Postpartum Resource Group is a local, non-profit organization with the goal of providing support, advocacy and resources for mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders. 

Facts and Figures



Postpartum mood disorders are the most common complication of childbirth:
  • Occurs in 1 in 7 births in the first three months.
  • Occurs in 1 in 5 births in the first year.
  • Impacts 1 in 10 fathers or other support people.
Symptoms may include:
  • Sadness
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Hopelessness
  • Fear
  • Mild anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis

How are you feeling?

Twin babies in blue In the past two weeks, have you:
  • Felt sad or low?
  • Felt more tired than usual or have less energy during the day?
  • Felt upset or annoyed at little things?
  • Had trouble thinking, concentrating or making decisions?
  • Had no appetite or been eating too much?
  • Worried that you might hurt yourself or felt like you wanted to die?
  • Had trouble enjoying things that used to be fun?
  • Felt like you have no one to talk to?
  • Felt that you just can’t make it through the day?
  • Felt worthless or hopeless?
  • Had headaches, backaches or stomachaches?
If you have given birth to a baby in the last 12 months, have you:
  • Had problems sleeping when your baby sleeps, or sleeping too much?
  • Felt numb or disconnected from your baby?
  • Had scary or negative thoughts about your baby?
  • Worried that you might hurt your baby?
  • Felt worried or scared that something bad might happen?
  • Felt guilty or ashamed about your job as a mother?
If you have thoughts of harm to yourself or your infant, please seek immediate medical attention. Place your infant with a safe person and call 911 or visit your local emergency department.

Resources

Baby Blues Connection
babybluesconnection.org
1-800-577-8375

Postpartum Progress
postpartumprogress.com

Postpartum Support International
postpartum.net
1-800-944-4773

Mental Health America
mentalhealthamerica.net