Supporting Mothers' Emotional Wellness From The Beginning

Our goal is to create and nurture partnerships with community organizations and healthcare professionals serving pregnant and postpartum women. We want to be an influential voice for maternal emotional health promotion.

2019 Tucson Postpartum Depression Coalition Climb Out Of The Darkness Fundraiser Walk

Climb Out Of The Darkness Walk

The TPDC Board and Volunteers would like to thank everyone who came out to raise awareness of Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders. It was an early wake up and was a bit warm by the end so we really appreciate the efforts of the 70+ who attended. The money raised goes toward keeping provider offices stocked with our informational brochures. Again, thank you one and all. We’re planning for next year's COTD Walk and hope to see you then!

TPDC Quarterly Meeting

We have a quarterly meeting to connect with community members, learn about the latest research, and continue to find ways to support the mothers in Southern Arizona. Meeting are open to anyone to come but the focus is primarily for providers who serve mothers.

October 22nd 11:45am-2pm

Location: St Joseph’s Hospital conference room.

Speaker: Arundhuti Kundu, MD.

Dr Kundu practices psychiatry at Escalera Health. She has completed the Postpartum Support International (PSI) Maternal Mental Health certificate training and is a new member of the TPDC Board.  Dr Kundu has taught the Psycopharmacology section of PSI’s Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care.

Topic: Differentiating Postpartum Psychosis from OCD and IntrusiveThoughts

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RSVP

What Are Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders?

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) are considered the leading complication of childbirth. It is estimated that 20% of childbearing women suffer from perinatal depression or anxiety. Awareness of PMAD is increasing as a result of growing concern about the effects of PMAD on women, infants and their families. PMADs are associated with adverse obstetrical outcomes such as pre-term labor, low birth-weight babies and transmission of psychopathology to the fetus. A woman’s ability to establish critical attachment to her infant is significantly compromised when suffering from a PMAD. 

We have an extensive resource list to help Tucson parents find the support they need.

THE MOTHER INFANT WELLNESS STUDY

Have you recently given birth? Would you be able to participate in this study? 

THE MOTHER INFANT WELLNESS STUDY
New Mothers’ Thoughts of Harm: Prevalence and Relation 
to OCD and Child Harm being conducted by The University of British Columbia

This research is appropriate for people who have given birth 0 – 12 months ago, are 18 years or older, and are fluent in English. New mothers must reside in Canada, the USA, Australia, the UK or New Zealand. Participants will be asked to complete an online questionnaire (taking 20-40 minutes).

Click Here To Take The Survey

Support Groups (local, free for pregnancy and postpartum depression and anxiety):

  • Mondays 11:00AM – 12:30PM
    • Banner – University Medical Center Tucson 1625 N. Campbell Ave. 5th Floor – Classroom 504
    • “Beyond The Blues” Support group for pregnant women and new moms. Babies welcome up to 1 year. 
    • Facilitated by Rodin Molina, RN, & Kat Torres, RN, LCCE
    • Click here to view flyer
  • Wednesdays  6:00-7:30 PM
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital-Women’s Care Pavilion, Agave Room
    • (520) 873-6858.
    • Facilitated by Terry Scallon RN.
    • Babies welcome.
  • Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 AM
    • Northwest Medical Center at 6060 N. Fountain Plaza Dr, Ste 130  
    • (520) 877-4149.  
    • Babies welcome.
  • Thursdays 5:30-7:00 PM
    • Tucson Medical Center’s Fireplace Room at 5301 E. Grant Rd
    • (520) 324-7576.
    • Facilitated by Pearl Aviles, MA and Tara Stanislav RN.
    • Babies welcome.
  • Third Tuesday each month 1:00-2:00 PM
    • Banner North, 3838 N. Campbell Ave. Third Floor, Conference Room # 30110
    • Click here to see flyer 
    • Babies in arms, expectant, and new parents welcome