Are you feeling irritable, anxious or overwhelmed? Are you crying frequently? Do you need support and are unable to find it? Do you have a history of anxiety and/or depression?
If you answered "yes" to one or more of the questions above, you are not alone. Postpartum mood disorders affect up to 20 percent of new mothers and are very treatable. Join our free support group for new mothers to share experiences and get support.
The group offers education and support for women suffering "baby blues" symptoms, postpartum depression and/or anxiety. Babies newborn to 12 months are welcome to attend.
Topics addressed may include:
- Feelings of isolation
- How to seek support
- Issues related to postpartum mood disorders
- Parenting struggles
- Professional referrals
- Suggestions on how to cope
- What have others done
Registration is not required prior to attending. This support group is for participants only. Student observation is not permitted.
To learn more about the Sharp Grossmont support group, please call 619-740-3483.
To learn more about the Sharp Mary Birch support group, please call 858-939-4133.
You may also contact the program manager by providing your name and email address in the "Learn More" box. Someone will contact you within two business days.
This support group is led by Lori Alford, a licensed medical social worker.
All visitors to the Women's Center should park in structure No. 2, adjacent to the main entrance of the hospital. Please bring your parking ticket with you to class for validation. There is no fee for parking.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
This group meets every Monday, excluding holidays, from 9 to 10 am.
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
This group meets every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11 am. There will be no group meeting on the Fourth of July or other major holidays.