Schedule of Events

Postpartum Depression: Reducing Your Risk (in Grand Rapids)

Date & Time

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Pine Rest Northwest Clinic, 2118 Three Mile Road, NW, Grand Rapids MI 49544

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Click here for a map.  

Cost: No Charge

Yourself and a support person by calling 616/222-3720

Facilitators: Lesley Hetterscheidt, Ph.D. and Kurt Visker, L.M.S.W.

Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMDs) are the most common complication of childbirth, affecting 15%-20% of women. You can reduce your risk by making a plan. Let our staff help you and your support person learn warning signs of PMD, identify and strengthen your resources, learn actions to increase health and reduce risk and get information on postpartum community resources.

What puts someone at risk for developing a Perinatal Mood Disorder?
• Previous diagnosis of a Perinatal Mood Disorder
• History/family history of mental illness
• Social/environmental stressors
• Complications with pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding
• Perfectionism/high expectations
• History of infertility treatments
• Multiple birth
• Previous reproductive losses, such as miscarriage or stillbirth

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