Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-DE is the Delaware state chapter of Postpartum Support International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping those suffering from perinatal mood disorders, the most common complication of childbirth.

Our mission is to promote awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of perinatal mental health issues affecting mothers, their families, and support systems in all areas of Delaware.

  • You are not alone

    All mothers, fathers, and families deserve support during pregnancy and parenthood.

  • You are not to blame

    This time is challenging.

  • You will be well

    Many types of support are available.

Get Help

If you, or a loved one, is suffering with perinatal mood disorders, you’ve come to the right place. Contact one of our PSI-DE Support Coordinators, who will help guide you through the process of finding a professional near you with expertise and experience in treating perinatal mood disorders. Whether you are searching for a therapist within your insurance network, a medication prescriber knowledgeable in prescribing during pregnancy and lactation, or looking for a local peer support group, we are here to help.

Find a Support Coordinator:

JULIE O’NEILL
Telephone: 302-584-8249 (calls or texts)
julieoneill6802@hotmail.com (call or text preferred)
Julie is on leave until April 12. In her absence, please reach out to Elizabeth.

ELIZABETH FIECHTER
Telephone: 302-468-7602 (calls or texts)
elizabeth.fiechter@gmail.com

Delaware Support Groups:

Loving Arms Parent Support group at Christiana Care.

Breastfeeding Support Group at Christiana Care

Mother/Baby Development

  • For first time moms with babies up to 12 weeks old. Meet other moms and babies to have an open discussion about an array of topics including breastfeeding, adjusting to motherhood and ways to calm your baby.
  • No registration required.
  • Every Monday, excluding (standard) holidays, in room 1932, from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • https://events.christianacare.org/event/mother-baby-development-sessions/all/
  • Free

Mama Baby Group at The Birth Center

  • Spend time with other new parents and their babies. The focus of this group is the discussion of topics relevant to parenting infants, the exchange of support and information, and general camaraderie with other parents.
  • Wednesdays, 1-3pm, Newborn to 5 Months
  • Thursdays, 1-3pm, 5 to 12 Months
  • Free, no registration required
  • https://thebirthcenter.com/mama-baby-groups/

Breastfeeding Support Group at The Birth Center

  • Fridays, 1-3pm, Newborn to 4 Months
  • First Monday of Each Month, 10:30 am to noon, 4 Months and Older
  • Led by one of our Certified Lactation Consultants. Come and talk with other nursing moms about breastfeeding. Have your questions answered, your latch checked, your baby weighed and get overall support.
  • Free, no registration required
  • https://thebirthcenter.com/mama-baby-groups/

4th Trimester Series

  • This 4 week series brings the tools of mindfulness and yoga to newborn mothers in an accessible and realistic way. Each class includes movement, discussion and mindfulness practices to help moms integrate body, mind and spirit as the navigate being the mother to an infant.
  • $65 for 4 week series
  • http://themothersspace.com/classes/

Hank’s Hope

  • Support for families who have been affected by pregnancy loss or infant loss.
  • Due to the nature of our topic, we ask that all participants are ages 13 and older.
  • Second Monday of every other month from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the Brandywine Town Community Center, located at the Brandywine Town Center on Concord Pike (Rt. 202) and Naamans Rd (Rt. 92).
  • http://hankshope.org/index.php

Days of Wonder Parenting Group

  • Free
  • Parents and babies (0-6mos)
  • Topic: attachment, playing, feeding, etc
  • Location: Hanover Church, 1801 N. Jefferson St, Wilmington, DE, Second floor education room
  • Time: Weekly groups/ 6 week rotations
  • RSVP: Dr. Meghan Walls, 302-304-0515; mwalls@nemours.org

New Parent Support Group

  • Location: Heathers Holistic Health, 1169 Walker Rd., Dover, DE
  • Who should attend: Parents of newborns to one year olds
  • Meeting dates/times: 10-11am second and fourth Tuesdays of the month
  • Fee: FREE!
  • Contact: Renee Yarrington 3029830780

Breastfeeding Support Group at Kent General Hospital

  • 640 South State Street, Dover, Delaware (302) 674-4700
  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am
  • Check in at the Visitor Center

Breastfeeding Support Group at Milford Memorial Hospital

  • 21 West Clarke Avenue, Milford, Delaware (302) 422-3311
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am, located in Rehab Conference Room

We do not offer crisis management services. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911. For additional safety information, contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Did you know that perinatal mood disorders (PMDs) are the number one medical complication of childbirth? While often referred to as postpartum depression or even simply as postpartum, PMD can take many forms and can also occur during pregnancy. Perinatal mood disorders include depression, anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, and (much more rarely) psychosis.

Get the facts by visiting PSI’s website at www.postpartum.net

Get Involved

Want to make a difference? Become a member today.

  • Receive PSI-NC quarterly newsletter
  • Invitation to Members Only Events
  • Help us fulfill our mission and feel good for helping a great cause!

Memberships are tax-deductible donations.

Volunteer

PSI state chapters are made up of a variety of local stakeholders and further the mission of PSI on a grassroots level. Chapters work on a wide range of initiatives that they dictate for themselves because they know their states best! While some states may focus on passing legislation, others may create a robust network of peer support groups, or compile a state-wide list of perinatal mood disorder providers and resources.

All are welcome at PSI! Survivors, mental health professionals, doulas, clinicians etc. volunteer through the chapter in order to give back to their local communities. We work to reduce stigma, increase awareness, and provide connections to resources.

Climb Out Of The Darkness

Every year, PSI hosts Climb Out Of The Darkness, a movement that invites people from all over the world to host local walks and events to spread awareness of mental health challenges of new families. A Climb can be as simple as a play-date in a park, a hike, or a more elaborate event. The majority of Climbs are held in June, near the summer solstice in celebration of long sunny days and a family’s climb from anxiety and depression to recovery.

Climb Out Of The Darkness 2019

Host a Climb

We are looking for Climb Leaders to host events in your state. Leaders will go through a quick training, and will have the support of other climb leaders, your state chapter and PSI staff. To create a Climb event in your area, email our Climb Manager Emily at Cotd@postpartum.net!

For Professionals

PSI Provider Directory

Postpartum Support International offers an online directory of qualified perinatal mental health professionals. Join the registry and share your listing as a mental health provider, a healthcare provider, childbirth professional, or support group. As a specialized provider, you can tailor your directory listing to reach out to potential clients in your area. Keep your profile up-to-date with practice announcements, new programs and groups, and more!

Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line

The PSI Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line is a service provided for medical professionals who have questions about the mental health care related to pregnant and postpartum patients and pre-conception planning. It is staffed by reproductive psychiatrists who are members of PSI and specialists in the treatment of perinatal mental health disorders. The service is free and available by appointment. Call 800-944-4773, ext 4 and we will match you with an appointment. We will respond to your request within one business day. This service is available for medical providers only.

Training Sessions

We provide top-notch education and training for professionals both in-person and online allowing you to serve your patients with confidence.

About Us

Our mission is to promote awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of perinatal mental health issues affecting mothers, their families, and support systems in all areas of Delaware.

PSI-DE is a State Chapter of Postpartum Support International, a 501(c)(3) organization.  The Tax ID number of Postpartum Support International and PSI-DE is 77-0196208.

President: Elizabeth Fiechter
Secretary: Amy Didden
Treasurer: Brenda Fairchild
Katie Goemaat
Shannon Davis
Anne DeCaire
Katie Madden
Jenna Mahoney
Megan O’Hara
Julie O’Neill
Malina Spirito

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