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
  • Mom2MomDG (Downers Grove)
    Meeting dates:  First and third Tuesday of each month, from 10:30 am to
    12:00 pm. We also meet on the second Saturday of each month, so that spouses,
    families, or support people can join in the discussion as well. We ask that you RSVP in
    advance to ensure meeting times and dates (No walk-ins please, as the schedule may
    All groups meet at:
    First United Methodist Church
    1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, 60515
    Please contact a group facilitator for more information and to RSVP:
    Sophie Bowerman (630) 745-8118
    Lara Vazquez (630) 632-8131

*** Local resource list compiled by Jennifer Adams, former Breastfeed Chicago Board Secretary, with contributions from Tricia Zillweger Kuehn, former Breastfeed Chicago Group Moderator and Elise Fulara, former Breastfeed Chicago Board Member***  Created 2014, edited 2016, 2018

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