Postpartum Depression

When you first arrive home, it’s likely you’ll experience a range of emotions, including irritability and crying. You may feel overwhelmed with all of the changes. These feelings, often referred to as the “baby blues,” usually last a short time.

However, if you experience any of the following signs or symptoms, talk with your doctor. You may be experiencing postpartum depression.

  • Changes in appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling exhausted or having low energy
  • Feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless
  • Feeling irritable, angry, anxious or nervous
  • Feelings of being a bad mother
  • Lack of interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or the baby
  • Trouble sleeping or excessive sleeping
  • Uncontrollable crying

If you need immediate help, call your doctor or 9-1-1, or go to the nearest Emergency Room.

Bright Beginnings Support Group

A new baby brings … joy, excitement, fear, worry and confusion.

Our FREE support group offers a safe place to:

  • Share your feelings and struggles
  • Meet other moms experiencing the same feelings
  • Find comfort, hope and confidence
  • Receive support
  • Learn about postpartum mood disorders


Time, Date, Location

This group meets the second Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Pioneer Room on the 1st Floor of the hospital.

Contact Us

RSVP to Mary Ann Lytle, LMSW

Phone: 816.691.8301


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