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Tree of HOPE Postpartum Support Group at Inland

Did you know one in seven mothers feels sad and irritable during pregnancy or postpartum (after delivery), and fathers can feel down and anxious too? Inland cares about your well-being so we created the Tree of HOPE Support Group at Inland for postpartum mood disorders.

Postpartum depression, one type of a postpartum mood disorder, is more than just "baby blues" - it's a serious condition that mothers can experience after childbirth, typically arising from thecombination of hormonal changes, the psychological transition to motherhood, and  fatigue.

We welcome you to come join us whether you are currently pregnant or postpartum!
  • Free
  • Open to the public
  • No sign-up necessary
Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm
Last Saturday of every month starting October 28, 9 - 11am
Medical Arts Building Conference Room (adjacent to Inland's front entrance)
180 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville

If you would like more information, please contact:
Bridgette Gemelli
Inland's Community Health Navigator
bgemelli@emhs.org 
(207) 861-6091


Please click HERE to view and print a brochure.

Meet your group facilitators!










Amanda Brown, RN, Inland Birthing Center
I've worked as a nurse and childbirth educator at Inland Hospital for more than six years. I love supporting women as they become mothers. But, most importantly, I am a Warrior Mom to my three year old daughter.
 
As a mother who experienced a perinatal mood disorder, I am passionate about helping other moms who may be struggling. By offering our community a support group where they can feel heard, and supported, mothers and families will be able to find HOPE and comfort from others who have had similar experiences. Together, we can make a difference to families.










Courtney Cook, RN, Director of the Inland Birthing Center
I have lived in Central Maine for 19 years and have been employed at Inland Hospital for 17 of those years….first as an emergency department nurse, and now as the Birthing Center Director. I have seen that every patient experience during childbirth is unique...and we are honored that families choose Inland to share that special life moment with them.
 
Our philosophy at Inland is to put you first in all we say and do. This new support group is an example of that…we are reaching out to help new moms and families through their labor of love and the challenging postpartum experiences (that are completely normal!)










Bridgette Gemelli, Community Health Navigator
I have lived in Waterville for 25 years with my two children and grandchildren. I have been Inland’s Community Health Navigator for the past year and before that I helped people access behavioral healthcare services. I have been privileged to help hundreds of people address barriers to good health by linking them to the resources that make a difference in their lives.
 
Inland Hospital identified a special need that would benefit our patients, families and community. Tree of HOPE Postpartum Support Group was born out of a deep concern for helping women and families. I am proud to be involved as one of your group facilitators.
 









Crystal Richard, Director, Women’s Health at Inland Hospital
I have worked at Inland for 10 years and love the family atmosphere that Inland Hospital provides.  I live in the community with my husband and two children, ages seven and nine.
 
I have a passion for women’s health and Inland Hospital does too! We recognize all that you do to support your family and now we want to help you focus on you!

Thank you for allowing us to support and empower you and help you know that you are not alone.

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