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Support and Resources

Postpartum Adjustment Group

Hoag offers a Postpartum Adjustment Group for new mothers experiencing the baby blues, or are having difficulty adjusting to motherhood. This free ongoing group focuses on teaching positive coping skills and providing support and education. Risk factors and symptoms of postpartum depression are discussed, as well as strategies for successfully overcoming the new challenges of motherhood. The support group is facilitated by a licensed therapist and meets Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Babies and support persons welcomed! For more information, please call Hoag's Maternal Mental Health Support Line at 949-764-5333.

Maternal Mental Health Support Line

This free support line will help connect maternity patients to mental health providers (counselors, pyschotherapists, psychiatrists) in the community. If you or a loved one is struggling with depression or anxiety and have a difficult time connecting with mental health resources, please call use directly for assistance. The support line is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. and voicemails will be answered during those hours of operation. The phone number is 949-764-5333. If you need additional online resources please click here.

Mood Disorders during Pregnancy & Childbirth

Postpartum mood changes are common due to the significant hormonal changes that occur immediately following childbirth. In fact, approximately 80% of women experience the “baby blues” – a period of heightened emotional sensitivity and mild depression which occurs within the first 10 days after delivery and may last about 1-2 weeks.

Learn more about mood disorders during pregnancy.

Lactation Support

As a certified Baby Friendly Hospital, Hoag OB Education department strives to meet the needs of our expectant and nursing mothers. Hoag’s Breastfeeding Clinic and BabyLine are staffed by registered nurses certified as International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). For more information on Lactation Support Services. Download the PDF.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

While there is no right or wrong way to grieve the loss of your baby, Hoag’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss resources may assist you in getting through this difficult time. Through our experience, we have found that it is helpful for parents to come to support groups (Perinatal Loss or Pregnancy After Loss) to be with other bereaved parents and share their story and feelings. For more information on our Infant Loss Support Group call the Hoag Baby Line 949-764-BABY (2229)