“This isn’t what I expected…” -Most moms at one time or another
Welcome to the homepage of the Madison Postpartum Peers.
Who We Are
We are a peer-to-peer group offering a safe, judgement-free space for women to talk about the difficulties that come with transitioning to motherhood. Our goal is to provide a group that can be a complement to your perinatal journey. We are small group of volunteers, some of us postpartum depression survivors, who want other women in our community to feel less isolated and alone.
What do you mean by “difficulties?”
Exhaustion. Anxiety. Baby Blues. Stress. Depression. A woman who is expecting a child will likely feel one or more of these emotions during pregnancy and up through the second year of baby’s life. Statistically, we know that 80% of women suffer from “baby blues,” while around 20% could be diagnosed with postpartum depression.
The truth is that being a mother is a huge shift! It changes your body and you life. Big emotional shifts are part of that process. If you want help processing them, or just don’t want to sit with them alone, we’re here.
Share your story, get support, or just come and be with others who are walking a similar path.
There is hope. You are not alone.