- This group was created in 2002 by a group of five women who work with pregnant and parenting women. All facilitators are volunteers who want to support women in their recovery from postpartum depression.
- A former participant of our group developed an annual fundraiser for the PPDSG of Ann Arbor. This enables us to more widely advertise our community resource and make it accessible to more women.
- Our group is a member of Postpartum Support International.
Mary Eldredge, LMSW, is a social worker at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital’s Academic OB-GYN Clinic specializing in maternal/infant health, including peripartum depression/anxiety. Mary has extensive experience in working with women, children and families.
Emily Gutmann, LMSW, has worked in aspects of women’s health since 1988. She has focused on reproductive health and maternal-child health in both clinical and administrative capacities. Emily works as a Clinical Social Worker at the University of Michigan Health Center, specifically with pregnant and postpartum women.
Hanna Kitchens, LLMSW, IMH-E(III), works with families as an Infant Mental Health Specialist through the home based Parent Infant Program at The Guidance Center. Hanna also has a private practice offering infant massage instruction that incorporates clinical support and developmental guidance into each session.
Terri S. Pickett, LMSW, is a clinical social worker and therapist in private practice specializing in individual and couples therapy for new or experienced parents from pre-conception to parenthood. Additionally, Terri facilitates Birthing From Within childbirth preparation classes and postpartum support classes for mothers of newborns.
Lily Sacks-Hubbard, LMSW, is a maternal child health social worker at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, working specifically with pregnant and postpartum women and families with babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Lily is also a practicing postpartum doula.
Melisa Schuster, LMSW, ACSW, CCE, is the Coordinator of the Maternal Infant Health Program at the University of Michigan Health System and a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety, healing traumatic birth experiences, childbearing losses, and child guidance.
Valerie Wood, LMSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Ann Arbor. Valerie specializes in infertility, postpartum transition issues, women’s reproductive health and sexual health.