Mother-Baby Perinatal Outpatient Program (POP)

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The Mother-Baby Perinatal Outpatient Program (POP), like the Mother-Baby Day Hospital, serves pregnant women and mothers of children ages 0-5 years old who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or other emotional distress that make it difficult to:

  • Function at home or at work
  • Take care of themselves or their baby
  • Bond and connect with their baby

How is the new POP different than the Mother-Baby Day Hospital?

POP is considered a step-down or less intensive option than the Mother-Baby Day Hospital. There are a few important differences:

  • If medication consultation is needed, our staff will help get you connected with an outpatient psychiatrist.
  • The POP meets 2 hours per day, 3 days per week.
  • Most women attend POP for 8-12 weeks. This is a longer program than the Mother-Baby Day Hospital.
  • A particular focus of treatment is on learning skills to manage intense emotions.

How is POP similar to the Mother-Baby Day Hospital?

POP provides individualized treatment and is similar in the following ways:

  • Mental health treatment supports women in their relationships, including the mother-baby relationship using Circle of Security-Parenting;
  • A powerful aspect of the program is talking with other women who have similar experiences;
  • Mothers with babies less than 12 months old are encouraged to bring their baby with them.