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    A condition experienced by some women immediately before or following delivery of a child which is characterized by feelings of sadness and inadequacy, lack of feeling for the baby, overconcern for the baby, crying for no reason, inability to concentrate, changes in sleeping patterns, numbness, anger, anxiety, exaggerated highs and lows and thoughts of suicide.

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    Mother-to-Mother Post Partum Depression GroupA support group for women suffering from postpartum depression. Postpartum depression, or PPD, is a term used to include a variety of emotional problems that a woman may experience after childbirth. Symptoms range from mild blues to total despair and may develop immediately after delivery or any time within the first year. Group offers peer support to women suffering from many facets of postpartum depression. Provides information and education for friends and family members. Nursing babies are welcome.LancasterMental Health America of Lancaster County - Support GroupsMental Health America of Lancaster County
    National Depression/Suicide HotlinesDepression/Crisis intervention hotline, Veteran peer support line, Spanish speaking suicide hotline, Teen peer support line, Grad student hotline and Post partum depression hotline.1250 24th Street NW, Suite 300, Washington DC (National Depression/Suicide Hotlines)Kristin Brooks Hope Center - National Hopeline Network
    Perinatal Program Parent Education-Infant Development ProgramHome-Based and Center-Based Parent Education Program. This workshop is for Expectant Parents and Parents of Newborns up to age 1. We will help you with: •Prenatal and Postnatal Education •Nutrition and Health Information •Bonding and Attachment •Breastfeeding Education •Dealing with the “Baby Blues”ClintonP.A.C.T. Parenting Program-Infant Development ProgramInfant Development Program
    Postpartum Stress Center - Self-Help ProgramWomen and families who struggle with anxiety and depression after the birth of the baby can feel out of control and helpless. We know that feeling vulnerable can make it difficult to ask for help. But we also know that reaching out for support can empower a family by providing information, understanding and tools for intervention. Psychotherapy for postpartum depression is a well established treatment, but for a number of women, it can be hard to attend weekly sessions. Additionally, some women hesitate to take medications while nursing or at all because of the side effects or because they would rather not be on medication for many personal reasons. When considering other treatments, families should remember that the evidence continues to support the efficacy of psychotherapy and/or antidepressant drug therapy for the treatment of postpartum depression. The use of alternative treatments however is becoming increasingly popular due to the fact that they are readily accessible and generally well-tolerated. Again, we caution families not to rely on alternative therapies as the sole course of treatment for anything other than a mild depression. Alternative approaches are best used as adjuncts to methods such as therapy and/or medications in which effectiveness has been well documented. Some options include: - Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have been shown to offer health benefits to pregnant and nursing mothers. - Light therapy, often used for seasonal affective disorder, is another intervention that may be preferred by women who are interested in non-medical treatments. - Massage therapy, acupuncture, and relaxation techniques are wonderful ways to improve mood. - Exercise has been shown to reduce mild to moderate depression and anxiety. - Hypnotherapy, a longtime useful tool for childbirth preparation, can be an effective intervention for an agitated postpartum depression. Support groups can decrease the isolation and stigma that depressed mothers often feel and can provide an important outlet for self-expression and unconditional support.DelawarePostpartum Stress Center, LLC - Delaware;RosemontPostpartum Stress Center
    Postpartum Support InternationalIncreases awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. Services include a helpline for non-emergency issues, referral to local resources and on-line support groups.Postpartum Support InternationalPostpartum Support International

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