Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is partnering with Postpartum Support Virginia (PSVa) to help women overcome postpartum depression by providing a free peer support group for new mothers. The support group will meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 10:00-11:30 a. m. at the Hylton Education Center
at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, 2300 Opitz Boulevard, Woodbridge. The first meeting will be
Tuesday, Dec. 11. For information about the group, email [email protected].
Postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth, affecting one in five new mothers. According to Adrienne Griffen, MPP, Founder and Executive Director of PSVa, “Left untreated, PMADs can have long-term negative impact on mother, baby, and entire family. Fortunately, these illnesses are relatively easy to diagnose and treat.”