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Welcome to the Tucson Postpartum Depression Coalition

Join Tucson Postpartum Depression Coalition as we March for Moms at Reid Park. We will be teaming up with the March of Dimes and other maternal mental health advocacy groups around the country for the rights of mothers and babies to have healthy pregnancies and the best start in life.

Mother’s health matters for the mother and the entire family and we want to do our part to educate and advocate for improved knowledge, screening, identification and treatment to help reduce adverse perinatal outcomes. Click HERE to donate to our team as we March for Moms.


CHAir-massage for Moms by Partners (CHAMPs)

You are invited to participate in CHAMPs, an 8 week University of Arizona (UA) research study. CHAMPs will examine the effects of in-home chair-massage on symptoms of mood, anxiety and pain women may experience prior to giving birth. For more information, please click here. The principle investigator, Robin Byler Thomas, can be reached at rbthomas@email.arizona.edu or 520-730-1154.


Creating Wellness

Life as a parent can be rough. From eating healthy food, to getting enough sleep or exercise, or communicating your own needs – how will you find enough time to balance and nurture yourself?

Creating Wellness flyer - 2017Join us for this interactive workshop where we explore and learn from one another. The workshop is facilitated by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and a licensed medical social worker who also has extensive training in integrative medicine. Pregnant people, parents-to-be, parents, members of your support team, and babies-in-arms are all welcome. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are always welcome. Click on the flyer for registration information or call (520) 891-5417.


Looking for our brochure?

TPDC provides at no cost, a brochure about Perinatal Mood Disorders that includes helpful information about self-identification and local resources.  This brochure is available to download here: English/Spanish.


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Check out our page to find out about upcoming events – Just CLICK HERE.  If you prefer, we also  have a Spanish  version, too! (Click here for the Spanish version)


NEXT TPDC QUARTERLY MEETING:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 11:45- 2:00 PM.  Hosted by Northwest Medical Center.


Image result for nurse familyHOME VISITORS can help first time moms!  Nurse Family Partnership is a free and voluntary support program.  If you or someone you know is less than 28 weeks pregnant, you may be eligible.  Call 520-724-9721 or click here for a referral form.


REGISTER NOW

PSI Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Components of Care
May 10-11, 2017, Dignity Healthcare St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Trainers: Dr. Christina Hibbert, PsyD; Michelle Lacy, MA, LPC; Carole Sheehan MA, RN; Kathy W. Smith MD

Designed to provide basic education about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders for every practitioner working with childbearing women. This 2-day training is appropriate for nurses, physicians, therapists, psychologists, childbirth educators, home visitors, behavioral health technicians, lactation educators, providers of alternative healing methods, administrators.
Click HERE for more information and registration link.