The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)
was developed to assist health professionals in detecting mothers suffering from PPD; a distressing disorder more prolonged than the “blues” (which can occur in the first week after delivery).
The scale consists of 10 short statements. A mother checks off one of four possible answers that is closest to how she has felt during the past week. Most mothers easily complete the scale in less than five minutes
Mothers scoring above 12 or 13 are likely to be suffering from depression and should seek medical attention. A careful clinical evaluation by a health care professional is needed to confirm a diagnosis and establish a treatment plan.
Please note: Users may reproduce this scale without further permission providing they respect the copyright (which remains with the British Journal of Psychiatry), quote the names of the authors and include the title and the source of the paper in all reproduced copies. Cox, J.L., Holden, J.M. and Sagovsky, R. (1987). Detection of postnatal depression: Development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. British Journal of Psychiatry, 150, 782-786.
WORKSHEETS FOR CLIENTS
Parent-Child Classes at the Waldorf School of St. Louis 915 N. Elm Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119 314-962-2129 waldorfstl.org provide opportunities for families with young children to come together in an age-appropriate, media-free environment to connect and inspire one another. Parents craft a hand-made toy and discuss literature on healthy, natural parenting. Classes include a light snack and opportunities for informal conversation with other parents. Register for classes at www.waldorfstl.org
Petite Picasso Classes at The Magic House 314-822-8900 www.magichouse.org Children ages 3-5 and their special grown-up discover the magic of art through special four-week, multi-sensory art classes in the Art Studio at The Magic House. Each monthly session features a different theme designed to introduce budding artists to a variety of unique art experiences that encourage exploration, creativity, symbolic thinking and fine motor development. Petite Picasso classes are held on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $40 for members and $60 for non-members.
Stroller Tours and Morning Play Dates at the Contemporary Art Museum 3750 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108 314-353-4660 www.camstl.org Little ones and moms (as well as dads, grandparents, and caregivers) are invited to visit the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis for inte Services include: Private visits dedicated to you and your baby, prenatal to age 5.Health & Development Screenings offered annually for your child from age six months to school entry. Referrals to community agencies based on need. Written materials provided on numerous developmental topics,including the exciting new brain research.
Positive Parenting Lab by Parenting Resources Center https://www.positiveparentinglab.com/ Hours of Operation 2018 Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:15-4 and Saturday-Sunday from 9-1 The Positive Parenting Lab gives parents the tools they need to integrate a system into their day-to-day lives, that actually works, so they can have a more respectful, peaceful, and happy home.
SSM Moms Line The MOMS Group is a free peer support group for expectant and postpartum moms experiencing any form of baby blues, anxiety, overwhelm, and/or depression. All moms are welcome and registration is not necessary. Babies in arms and siblings are welcome as childcare is provided. Trained postpartum peer coaches - moms, who have been there and have gone through these experiences already, lead the MOMS Group. Snacks & Childcare Provided! All moms are welcome! For more information contact Kim at 314-768-8570 Meeting locations & times -Jamaa Birth Village 1st and 3rd Mondays 10:00am-12:00pm -St. Clare Hospital 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 12:30pm-2:30pm -Kangaroo Kids 2nd & 4th Thursdays 6:30pm-8:30pm
Lutheran Family and Children's Services The Nurturing Family Network Parenting can be the most rewarding and difficult job imaginable. If you want to be the best parent you can be. The Nurturing Family Network is here. You do not have to handle this alone. Call 314.854.5704 or email
STL Medical Supply Breast Pump Program For breast pump assistance or to order a pump please contact 1.844.350.8524
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP for Nursing Mothers When: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:00 p.m. Thursdays, except Thanksgiving Thursday and other major holidays Where: Building D, Suite 400 (fourth floor) Parking: FREE valet parking at the front door of the North Entry (Building D) or in the North Entry (Building D) parking garage -- Childbirth Center Map and Directions Call 314-996-5751 for more information -- registration not required Meet with other breastfeeding mothers and their babies in a comfortable and supportive environment and discuss various aspects of breastfeeding. Led by an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, these get-togethers will boost confidence, help develop skills and lend support to breastfeeding mothers. Women with clinical problems not appropriate for evaluation in a support group setting are encouraged to schedule a private consultation. Appointments are available for a small fee, call 314-996-5747. Out of respect for our moms and babies, we kindly request no student observers.
MOM'S MOBAP MORNING Newborn Care Group for New Moms A morning just for you and baby! More than just an infant care class, this new mo Parking: FREE valet parking at the front door of the North Entry (Building D) or in the North Entry (Building D) parking garage Lactation Support Group Along with your new little bundle of joy comes a ton of questions and concerns for nursing moms. Who better to connect with than other mamas who are going through the same thing!
Kangaroo Kids’ Lactation Support Group is the perfect place to make friends with those who share your breastfeeding journey and are facing similar challenges. Enjoy conversation, share tips and experiences, get advice, find encouragement, and relieve your anxieties. The Lactation Support Group is facilitated by one of our certified lactation specialists, but the main focus is on mother-to-mother support. Bring your baby and come join us every Thursday at 12:30pm and every Saturday at 10:00am. It’s FREE! And don’t worry if you’re late—we’re always on “baby time” at Kangaroo Kids.
CAASTLC, Inc., 2709 Woodson Road, Overland, MO 63114. CAASTLC has a number of Energy Services programs designed to alleviate the immediate threat of utility service disconnection (i.e., electricity, gas, propane, or heating oil) and assist residents in getting utility service restored to their homes. These programs include: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Energy Assistance (EA) Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) Dollar Help Dollar More Heat Up St. Louis (HUSTL) Services related to these programs include Energy Conservation classes, weatherization of homes, and repair of furnaces and air conditioners when funding is available. Individuals applying for assistance at our main office are encouraged to attend an Energy Conservation class. Contact Us: 314-863-0015|
St. Louis Salvation Army assistance programs. The Salvation Army has a number of community centers across Missouri, including in St. Louis. Most of the financial and other assistance available is focused on helping people meet their basic needs in a crisis. This includes, but is not limited to, such support as rent and utility assistance, clothing, food, and more. The St. Louis locations of the Salvation Army will also generally offer services such as job placement, counseling, and more general casework. They can also help victims of domestic violence, and provide emotional support and other resources as needed. Call 314.423.7770 ask for social worker.
Alternative Birthing Options
Birth and Wellness Center 769 W Terra Ln O'fallon, MO 63366 (map (link is external)) (636) 294-6441 Creve Coeur Office 555 N New Ballas Rd, Suite 240 St. Louis, MO 63141 (636) 294-6441 Services The midwives of Birth and Wellness Center are pleased to serve the women of the entire St. Louis region. In addition to natural childbirth options, which include birth center, in hospital, and home births, we offer healthcare throughout a woman’s life span.
Mercy Birthing Center Midwifery Care - St. Louis 615 S. New Ballas Road Suite 1400 St. Louis, MO 63141 Phone: (314) 251-7955 Fax: (314) 251-7797 Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mercy recognizes that many women are looking for a natural childbirth experience with midwives, so we opened the Mercy Birthing Center Midwifery Care, the area’s first in-hospital low-risk birthing center managed by certified nurse midwives. If you are looking for a natural childbirth experience, we offer childbirth classes for you and your partner to learn more about it. You’ll also be encouraged to take nutrition and fitness classes at the Birthing Center to help you prepare throughout your pregnancy.
NATURAL CHILDBIRTH AT MOBAP Preparing for a Natural Childbirth at MoBap Natural Childbirth Hospital St. Louis. If you’re planning a natural childbirth experience, we’re here to support you. In fact, we’re known as the hospital of choice for women desiring natural birth and breastfeeding in St. Louis. Of course, having a healthy baby is your most important goal. So please, discuss your birth preferences with your physician prior to the onset of labor. And remember births can be unpredictable, and babies sometimes have plans of their own. So learn as much as you can about the birth process. For more information on natural childbirth options call (314) 996-5433 or toll-free (800) 392-0936
Peaceful Beginnings Midwifery HOME BIRTH, WATERBIRTH, VBAC, HOLISTIC PRENATAL & POSTPARTUM CARE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT Contact Jennifer Konkol, CPM (618) 610-4777
Jamaa Birth Village 8 Church Street, Ferguson MO 63135 314.643.7703 Jamaa Birth Village (formerly known as Community Birth & Wellness Center) is a 501c3 non-profit organization in Ferguson, Missouri. Founded in October 2015, Jamaa Birth Village has worked with over 250 families in providing perinatal care, further lowering infant and maternal mortality rates that are significantly higher for African-American women. Jamaa, pronounced Jah-mah, means family in Swahili, and our main focuses are to enhance individual care and empower families by celebrating cultural heritage in a community care setting to combat racial and health inequities and increasing access to quality and affordable client based care through:
Doula Care (St. Louis's only Doula of Color Collective) Midwifery Support Services Childbirth & Nutrition Education Breastfeeding & Postpartum Support Parent Cafe's Mother-baby Donations & Resources Doula Training & Student Midwife of Color Support We believe every expecting person deserves an empowered birth no matter their gender, ethnicity, religion or location. No one is turned away due to lack of funds or insurance. Through a network of peers and health professionals, we can restore the St. Louis community and increase healthy families one birth at a time.