Postpartum Depression Resource Guide

Postpartum Depression Resource Guide

Finding sensitive mental health care that is respectful of breastfeeding is important for a mom suffering from PPD. Weaning is rarely necessary, even if medications are. Following are links, information, and local resources.
  • 10% of women will experience a postpartum thyroid disorder, which may manifest as a mood disorder.  It may be worthwhile to discuss a thyroid screening with your doctor, especially if you have a family history of thyroid disorder.

 Local PPD Referrals, Programs, and Hotlines

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PPD Support Groups

  • Moms United PPD Group
    Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 11am-12pm
    Fantus Health Center, 4th floor conference room
    1901 W Harrison Chicago IL 60612
    group is free and babies up to 12 months are welcome, call 312-864-6063 to enroll
  • P.A.S.T. Postpartum Adjustment Support Team
    Free support group the first and third Tuesday of the month
    10am-11am at Advocate Christ Conference Center, 9400 S. Kilbourn Rm 0614, Oak Lawn IL 60453 (entrance off Kilbourn Ave, next to Imaging Center) Free parking, Infants welcome. 708-684-1333
  • Mercy Hospital’s Postpartum Depression Support Group
    Monthly PPD support group session in English and Spanish.
    The English speaking group meets on the first Thursday of every month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
    The Spanish speaking group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
    No fee. To register, call 312-567-5463
  • Hinsdale Hospital: Postpartum Support Group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 1:30-3pm. Please call 630-856-4390 before attending for the first time. It is facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker. Babies and children under 5 are welcome. Open to both pregnant and postpartum women who are dealing with symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. The address is 120 N. Oak St. Hinsdale IL 60521.

*** Local resource list compiled by Jennifer Adams, Breastfeed Chicago Board Secretary, with contributions from Tricia Zillweger Kuehn, Breastfeed Chicago Group Moderator and Elise Fulara, Breastfeed Chicago Board Member***

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