During pregnancy, it is natural for women to experience changes in their feelings or mood. While mood changes are common some mood symptoms become severe enough to require treatment. If feelings of depression or anxiety persists for a few weeks or interfere with daily activities, it is time to get help. Anxiety and depression during pregnancy can worsen and continue into postpartum.
The HOPE Group is our Postpartum Adjustment Support Group facilitated by caring nurses who are experienced in women's health and held for expecting or new moms. Many new moms feel overwhelmed for many weeks and months following the birth of their baby. They experience feelings such as exhaustion, insomnia, social withdrawal, feeling out of control, poor concentration, frequent crying and forgetfulness.
Feelings of inadequacy in caring for your child, guilt, and sadness are best dealt with in a safe atmosphere of recognition and support.
Join us Monday evenings, where the group will be facilitated by caring nurses who are experienced in women's health issues. Sessions are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle Women's Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
If you're experiencing the signs of postpartum depression, contact PinnacleHealth Psychological Associates at 717-231-8360 or crisis intervention in your county:
You can also contact Postpartum Support International (PSI) coordinators. PSI provides support, encouragement and information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression. Visit or call 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD) for local help.
IF YOU BELIEVE YOU MAY HARM YOURSELF OR YOUR BABY, CALL YOUR health care PROVIDER, 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.
This assessment asks you questions to help you figure out your risk for prenatal depression.
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