Out of the Blue: Emotional Self Care AFTER Pregnancy

Ascension Seton For supporting Postpartum Mental Health and minimizing risks for and effects of Postpartum Mood Disorders

Breastfeeding Success is pleased to announce that this class will be offered as a virtual live class during the times and dates listed below. We believe that during this time of social distancing it is imperative that parents are able to establish and maintain community support. Participants will be emailed a Google Meet link prior to their scheduled class.

The fee for attendance is $40 per class per family. Breastfeeding Success offers financial assistance if your insurance carrier does not cover the cost of the class and you have documented need. Please call 512-808-0237 with any questions or for help with scheduling. We look forward to seeing you in class!

PLEASE NOTE: Your insurance may cover the cost of this class. Use coupon code USEINSURANCE if you have Aetna, United, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthSmart or HEB Blue Cross Blue Shield, or ARC Employee Health Plan


Out of the Blue: Mental Health After Pregnancy

Taught by Ellie Wheeler

These classes are aimed at anyone concerned about their mental health after pregnancy. It is not a therapy group but is designed to help inform you about normal emotional changes during pregnancy, ‘baby blues’ vs. postpartum depression, and to provide you with proactive strategies for managing common mental health issues and provide information on where to gain further support. Participants will not be asked to share any personal information during the class.

Topics covered will include:

  • Common postnatal mental health issues and strategies for addressing these

  • Managing pre-existing mental health issues after pregnancy

  • Medication concerns

  • ‘Baby blues’

  • Postpartum depression

    • Understanding risk factors

    • Proactive preventative measures

    • What to expect your mood to do after pregnancy

    • How to get help and support with postpartum depression

  • Where to get further help and support

  • How to support your partner after pregnancy

About the classes

Each class is very informal in nature. These classes are not intended as psychological therapy, but rather they are providing information on general issues, self help strategies and sign posting for where people can get psychological support if needed.

About Ellie

Ellie is from the United Kingdom. She got her Masters degree in Psychology and Mathematics from the University of St Andrews in 2002 and went on to gain her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Glasgow in 2009. Before completing her doctorate she worked as a nanny for a number of years, specializing in working with children with special needs. After graduating she worked as a psychologist in the UK, working with young people suffering from eating disorders and their families.