Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Coalition Hosts Open House and Training

Did you know that …

  • 80% of mothers experience some symptoms of postpartum depression or anxiety within the first year of motherhood
  • 10-25% of mothers (26-32% of teen mothers!) develop diagnosable postpartum depression or anxiety
  • The suicide risk for American women jumps seventy-fold in the first year after they give birth*
  • With approximately 8,000 births per year in Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden counties, it can be estimates that at any given time 6,000 mothers are experiencing significant postpartum stress, and 800-2000 mothers are experiencing postpartum depression or anxiety

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Coalition of Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties will host an Open House and Training on Wednesday, February 6 from 9:30-11:30am in the Upstairs Room at Community Action (56 Vernon Street) in Northampton, MA. Refreshments and networking begin at 9:15am. This event is FREE and open to the public. If you work with pregnant women and mothers, or are a member of the public who is interested in this topic, this open house and training is where you want to be on February 6th!

The open house will begin with a 45 minute training on prenatal and postpartum emotional difficulties presented by MotherWoman staff and Coalition members. The training will be followed by an introduction to the Coalition and a regular business meeting.

This is a great opportunity for professional networking, to learn about resources available for your agency and clients, and to learn valuable information about a serious and omnipresent women’s health issue.

For more information, please call MotherWoman at (413) 253-8990.

DIRECTIONS TO OPEN HOUSE:

91 South
Take exit #20/NORTHAMPTON (RT-9)/HADLEY onto N KING ST(US-5) – go 0.4 mi
Turn Right on BRIDGE RD – go 0.2 mi
Turn Left on JACKSON ST – go 0.6 mi
Continue on WOODLAWN AVE – go 0.4 mi
Turn Right on N ELM ST(RT-9)
Make a Sharp Left Turn on ELM ST – go 0.2 mi
Turn Right on VERNON ST – go 0.2 mi
Arrive at 56 VERNON ST, NORTHAMPTON, on the Left

91 North
Take exit #18/NORTHAMPTON CENTER toward NORTHAMPTON CENTER – go 0.2 mi
Turn Left on MT TOM RD(US-5) – go 0.3 mi
Continue to follow US-5 – go 0.8 mi
Turn Left on MAIN ST(RT-10)
Turn Right on CENTER ST – go 0.2 mi
Turn Right on STATE ST
Turn Left on BEDFORD TER – go 0.1 mi
Turn Right on ELM ST(RT-9) – go 0.7 mi
Turn Left on VERNON ST – go 0.2 mi
Arrive at 56 VERNON ST, NORTHAMPTON, on the Left

For more information, call (413) 253-8990, or 413-687-1269 on the day of.


* Psychiatric Times, June 2002 Vol. XIX, Issue 6.

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