About BBC

Our Mission…

The Mission of Baby Blues Connection is to provide support, information and resources to women and families coping with pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders and to the professionals who serve them.

Our Purpose…

BBC exists to support and educate all women and families at risk for postpartum and antepartum depression and anxiety. Our 24-hour warm line is the first step. We offer mom-to-mom and dad-to-dad support groups made up of women and men who have been through perinatal depression and anxiety themselves. This unique model allows new members to identify with others in various stages of recovery and treatment. Our support groups are strengthened as each member contributes to its existence and continuation. We provide information about the latest research and treatment of perinatal mood disorders to members and professionals alike. A current referral list of specialists in our area is available upon request.

 Our Goal…

As mothers and fathers who have experienced perinatal mood disorders, we are keenly aware of the lack of information and support available. Baby Blues Connection stands for this possibility…

Parents will feel heard, acknowledged and supported, and will have informed resources to turn to, so that postpartum distress is lessened or eliminated and parents do not feel alone or afraid.

Our History…

Baby Blues Connection was born in 1994 when Nola Cross, survivor of postpartum depression, joined Wendy Davis, PhD to begin a mom-to-mom support group and telephone support for postpartum families. In 1995 Wendy became the founding director of Baby Blues Connection; and the organization grew as other women volunteered to take on tasks necessary to run the program.

In 1997, after developing a formal program combining volunteer training and mentoring, BBC trained its first group of recovered moms who became phone support and group facilitators, delivering our unique model of mom-to-mom support.

We received our non-profit 501 (c) 3 status in 2003, a board of directors was formed and bylaws were written.

A brief video about BBC and our services:

 

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