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One in five women experience some form of postpartum emotional challenge. This does not occur because of something a mother does or does not do, and it can affect anyone. If you experience any of the following emotions, we are here to help:
Providence St. Patrick Hospital offers “Out of the Blue,” a program that includes individual, couples or group therapy with a licensed psychotherapist.
Katherine Schwartz, LCSW LAC, a licensed psychotherapist, offers individual counseling, couples/family counseling and group therapy for moms struggling in the postpartum period, as well as mothers or family members affected by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Please call Katherine to schedule an appointment: 406-327-3022.
Facilitated by experiences lactation consultants, we invite breastfeeding moms and families to attend and ask questions about the ins-and-outs of breastfeeding, while meeting other Missoula-area moms and babies. This free group is a collaboration of the Missoula Breastfeeding Coalition, Providence St. Patrick Hospital Family Maternity Center and Community Hospital.
This is a free, drop-in group; no registration required. Meets every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Missoula Food Bank (1720 Wyoming Street).
Our Missoula Family Maternity Center is dedicated to assist you with breast-feeding, even after you return home with your newborn. A lactation specialist is available to guide you through any breast-feeding challenge that may arise as your baby grows. This includes help with healing nipples, infant weight gain, going back to work and assessing milk supply. Whatever the reason, we are here to support you through your breast-feeding journey.
Call Margaret Sommers, RN IBCLC, to set up a Consultation: 406-329-5340. (Available only to mom’s who have delivered at Providence St. Patrick Hospital).
Pelvic rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy that can be very helpful for postpartum moms. Pregnancy and childbirth can damage the muscles and connective tissue of the pelvic floor, causing inconvenient and uncomfortable symptoms. The pelvic floor stretches between the pubic bone and the tailbone and cradles your bladder, bowel and uterus; its muscles enable you to keep urine and feces in, and release them when you need to. Your therapist will teach you to identify and strengthen these muscles to help you maintain your core strength and prevent incontinence.
Call 406-329-5883 to set up a one-on-one appointment with a physical therapist specializing in postpartum exercise.