Postpartum Moods

The transition to motherhood comes with joy and happiness, but also many challenges. Pregnancy and childbirth are major life events for women and their families.

Some of your reactions and emotions may even surprise you, especially if they seem negative. Hormones and emotions are closely connected. These changes, along with the lack of sleep in the first few days after having a baby, can cause mood swings leading to sudden bouts of sadness or crying. 

In some women, hormonal changes can lead to the following:

Learn how to lower your risk for postpartum mood disorders, and don’t hesitate to seek care.

If you need immediate assistance:
  • Call your doctor
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency department 
  • Call The Phone (crisis line) at 225-924-3900

Smart Patients Online Support

Discovering someone in a similar situation and connecting with them can help you cope and grow.

Woman’s supports Smart Patients because it is a nationally monitored public forum. It is an online community where patients and caregivers learn from each other about treatments, challenges and how it all fits into the context of their experience. Join the conversation.

MOM 2 MOM Support Group


The group offers education and support for women suffering “baby blues” symptoms, postpartum depression and/or anxiety. It’s also a welcoming place to connect with moms who understand what you are going through. This group will help you learn new ways to balance motherhood in a safe, supportive environment.

  • Woman’s Hospital, J.E. Dunn Conference Center
  • Fourth Wednesday of every month, 10:00-11:00 AM
  • Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Free, registration is not required
  • For more information, call Woman’s Social Services at 225-924-8456.

Meeting Schedule

MOM 2 MOM Support Group Meeting Schedule

4th Wednesday of every month
Time 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Woman's Hospital, J.E. Dunn Conference Center

June 28, 2017 Rm 1 July 26, 2017 - Rm5
Aug 23, 2017 - Rm5
Sept 27, 2017 - Rm5
Oct 25, 2017 - Rm5
Nov 22, 2017 - Rm1
Dec 27, 2017 - Rm5
Jan 24, 2018 - Rm5
Feb 28, 2018 - Rm5
March 28, 2018 - Rm5


2nd Tuesday of every month
Time 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Woman's Hospital, J.E. Dunn Conference Center

June 13, 2017 - Rm5
July 11, 2017 - Rm5
Aug 8, 2017 - Rm5
Sept 12, 2017 - Rm5
Oct 10, 2017 - Rm5