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Women's & Children's Services

Women's & Children's Services


Childbirth and Family Services


Support Groups


New Moms’ Group

This weekly get-together offers all new mothers and their babies the opportunity to share and network about life with your new baby! The group is led by an experienced Elliot Hospital Registered Nurse who is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Topics shared include feeding, crying, sleeping, relationships, and finding your new balance in life. Guest speakers are invited throughout the year.

New Moms’ Group is drop in and held every Wednesday from 11am - 1pm at The Elliot at River’s Edge.


Share
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group
Touching lives, Healing Hearts, Finding Hope

No registration required. For more information, please call 603-663-3396

Share is a mutual help support group for bereaved families.

Share is a mutual help support group facilitated by nurses with many years of experience caring for bereaved families. Meetings are informational with an opportunity to share your story and meet others who have had similar experiences. This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month in conference Room A at Elliot Hospital from 7-8:30pm. There is no registration or fee. Each month the group will focus on a different topic.

The Memory Garden Service is held rain or shine in May on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend at 1pm.

The Angel of Hope is located in the Memory garden which is directly across from the Main entrance on the hillside adjacent to the Doctors Park Building. The Angel of Hope was dedicated on Oct 15, 2011.

Please contact Stacey Thompson and Jennifer Tansey, the Share Program Coordinators, at 603-663-3396 or visit the Share of Southern New Hampshire face book page for more information about Share.



Postpartum Emotional Support


Elliot Postpartum Emotional Support
Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting are an exciting time period that can also be accompanied by feelings of ambivalence, stress, and anxiety about these life changes. We understand that just as you need monitoring of your physical health during pregnancy and beyond, your emotional and mental health bear the need for equal attention.


Inpatient Postpartum Depression Risk Assessment
During your hospital stay, you will be given a “Postpartum Depression Risk Assessment”. An 11-item questionnaire is distributed to every new mother after birth, which screens for risk factors for developing postpartum depression (PPD). Moms “at risk” will receive focused attention from the Elliot Behavioral Health team. You will be offered visits by the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), and if needed, referral to a Behavioral Health specialist. You are encouraged to attend the New Mom’s Group to make connection with other new Moms.  This network of new Moms is important to your health and wellbeing. By screening universally, we hope to reduce the stigma of discussing maternal depression, by encouraging parents and healthcare providers to talk about it as a common complication of childbirth.


Disclaimer for Postpartum Depression Resources links:
Please note that inclusion on this website/resource list does not constitute a recommendation of any of the individuals or agencies listed. Neither Elliot Health System nor its members is liable for any actions taken by any of the resources referenced on this site. The credentials and statements found in the resource listings are not continuously monitored by Elliot Hospital. Their accuracy is the responsibility of the individual websites and resources contained therein, and should be confirmed by the consumer of the services sought.


Information for Parents:

“Is it the Baby Blues or Something More?” informational brochure

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) (English and Spanish)

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Dads

Mass General Women’s Mental Health Center