We can help… The MGHS Women & Children Maternal Emotional Support Program is committed to helping new mothers and offers a variety of services to identify risk factors and provide support both in the hospital and after you go home.
In the Hospital- New mothers who deliver a baby at the Family Birthing Center at Marquette General Hospital complete a Postpartum Depression Risk Assessment before going home. A program staff member may evaluate mothers in the hospital if they are at high-risk for this illness. Postpartum Depression is highly treatable, and we want to ensure that no woman leaves the hospital without the support, education and follow-up care she needs.
After You Go Home- The MGHS Women & Children Maternal Emotional Support Program services extend well beyond the hospital stay. The program provides ongoing educational opportunities in community childbirth education classes, with local agencies such as WIC as well as serve as a resource for physician referrals and information queries. Our web site provides ongoing information about the program activities throughout the year and links to other resources available to the community.