Postpartum Information & Resources

While many birthing parents have found placenta encapsulation to be a wonderful and amazing gift for their postpartum recovery, you are still encouraged to seek appropriate assistance and medical care when necessary. It is always okay to ask for help if you or a loved one need help.
Knowing the signs and symptoms of postpartum mood disorders, such as postpartum depression, can help you to identify the need for help sooner. Always speak to your care provider regarding any questions about your health, safety and well-being. Placenta services are not meant to be a replacement for medical advice, medical care or medication. Placenta service providers and doulas cannot diagnose or treat postpartum mood disorders. If you experience symptoms of postpartum depression, low milk supply, or any pattern of feelings or behaviors that are not normal for you, please call your care provider to discuss your symptoms and how to feel better as well as treat any existing symptoms or potential conditions. 

Postpartum Resources

Postpartum Resource Center of New York - Free, statewide, on-line Perinatal Mood Disorders Resource Directory, Moms on Call and Family Telephone Support, Training Institute including the Circle of Caring, PPD Support Group program. Call855-631-0001 Monday-Friday from 9a-9p 
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PPD MOMS Hotline - Telephone support, peer support groups, referrals to professionals, public education, awareness and advocacy. For more information and PPD resources call 1-800-PPD-MOMS

Postpartum Support International - New York Resource Guide

Baby Blues Connection - Online resources, informational handouts, personal experiences, and a Message Line at 1-800-557-8375 to get a call back for support via phone.

Postpartum Health Alliance - Support and resources for new parents 

Online PPD Support Group - peer support, awareness, prevention and treatment option information with message boards, chat rooms, and an email list for informational and peer supportive purposes.

Facebook PPD Support Group - Private/Closed Facebook group run by Postpartum Support International 

Counseling Services

Danielle Sangalli, LMFT -

Empowered Mother Counseling - Liz Fernandez, LCSW

Roosa Counseling - Bridgette Coppola, LMSW 

Doree Lipson, LCSW-R -          

Angela Amoia-Lutz, LMFT -      

Ellyn Enisman, LCSW - 845-323-3835

Marnie McKnight-Favell, IET - 877-452-2632 

Sharon Johnston, Energy Worker - 845-876-5233

Lactation Counseling & Support

La Leche League - Local LLL Leaders offering phone support and groups in Middletown, New Paltz, Wappinger Falls & Rhinebeck.

Maternal Infant Services Network - Breastfeeding support directory, helpline and classes.

Breastfeeding at Full Circle - Classes & Support Groups with Regina Camillieri, IBCLC in White Plains.

Waddle'N'Swaddle - Locations in Poughkeepsie & Rhinebeck, offering a variety of mother's groups & breastfeeding support. - Fabulous resource for new parents with evidence- based information about feeding, growth, sleep and parenting.

Care Providers 

River & Mountain Midwives - Susan Rannestad, LM, IBCLC,  Susanrachel Condon, LM, CNM & Whitney Hall, LM, CLC

Robin's Nest Midwifery- Melissa Lawlor, CNM, IBCLC

Total Care Midwifery - Liz Picket, CM, MS, LM & Megan O'Connor, CM, MS, LM

Olivebridge Midwifery - Connie Kieltyka, CNM

Seventh Moon- Vicki Hedley, LM, CPM, CM and Sabine Kennon, LM, CPM 

Are you in need of immediate assistance?

If you or a loved one are experiencing delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, or are considering harming yourself or your baby please CALL 911 FOR HELP IMMEDIATELY.

While rare, about 0.1% of births, these symptoms require immediate help and treatment. Birthing parents with a personal or family history of bipolar disorder or a previous psychotic episode are at risk for Postpartum Psychosis which increases risk of suicide and infanticide. Please do not hesitate to call for help immediately if you are exhibiting symptoms.

24/7 Crisis Support - Call 775-784-8090 or Text "ANSWER" to 839863

24/7 National Suicide Prevention LifelineLive Online Chat or call 1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255) if you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress.

Are you feeling like it could be more than baby blues?

If you or your loved one are worried about postpartum mood disorders but are not exhibiting the emergent symptoms listed above, the EPDS tool below and the resources to the left will help you to locate support. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale has been used to help mothers and care providers identify postpartum depression since 1987. New mothers can develop significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. While many moms are never treated, this quick quiz can help your clinician to assist you with coping, your enjoyment of life and family dynamics.
Click Here to answer the ten questions of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and contact your care provider immediatelyif your score is ten or higher, or if you feel that you need medical assistance.

Click Here to read the tip sheet, "Depression and Anxiety: What do women and their families need to know?" by Wendy Newhouse Davis

What are local supplemental wellness options?

If you or your loved one are just looking for some wellness support services to assist in your well being, we work regularly with the following providers with our own families and would absolutely recommend them:

Johanna Herget, M.S., L. Ac -
Acupuncture & Personalized Herbal Consults for the whole family in Kingston, New Paltz, Poughkeepsie & Beacon

Drs Jessica & Joshua Burkhard- 
Chiropractic care and nutrition counseling for the family from birth through adulthood in Beacon, Poughkeepsie & Rhinebeck

Ashley Sapir Lathrop, MS, Herbalist -
Herbal & nutritional consultations for women and children

Hudson Valley Placenta Services makes no medical treatment claims regarding services provided which are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. We are not doctors or a clinical care providers. Please consult your medical care provider immediately if you have any concerns, require any medical treatment, or need to make medical decisions about your health, care and well-being. Placenta Services are not a substitute for medical care from a licensed clinical care provider.

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