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

MOM 2 MOM Support Group

Mom2Mom

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
  • See meeting schedule for dates and times
  • 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

Woman’s Hospital, J.E. Dunn Conference Center

Wednesdays
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
2018

March 28- Rm 5
April 25 - Rm 4
May 23 - Rm 3
June 13 - Rm 5
June 27 - Rm 5
July 11 - Rm 5
July 25 - Rm 5
August 8 - Rm 5
August 22 - Rm 3
September 12 - MR-TD 3 Conf 8 *
September 26 - Rm 5
October 10 - Rm 5
October 24 - Rm 5
November 14 - Rm 3
November 28 - Rm 5
December 12 - Rm 3
December 26 - Rm 5
* the 3rd floor of main hospital building

Tuesdays
6:30 PM-7:30 PM
2018

March 13 - Rm 5
April 10 - Rm 3
May 8 - Rm 3
June 5 - Rm 5
June 19 - Rm 4
July 3 - Rm 5
July 17 - Rm 4
August 7 - Rm 5
August 21 - Rm 3
September 4 - Rm 5
September 18 - Rm 4
October 2 - Rm 5
October 16 - Rm 4
November 6 - Rm 4
November 20 - Rm 4
December 4 - Rm 4
December 18 - Rm 4