Read about one patient's struggle
with postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder.
"…The Day Hospital was my 'saving grace' during this most difficult postpartum time. The group therapy and one-to-one therapy gave me the optimism and hope that things would get better. Every day is still a battle for me, but I use the techniques and skills that I learned at the Day Hospital."
“… I don’t know where I would be today had I not found this program. I can’t say enough good things about it! Your staff is wonderful, and I think it works so well because you operate as a team … keep up the good work.”
“… I liked knowing that I wasn’t alone with these feelings … the other women had them, too …”
“Coming to this program is the best thing that could have happened to me in that moment of my life when I was feeling so alone, lost and desperate. I profusely thank all the staff, not only for me but especially for my baby, because you gave me strength to take care of him.”
“…I don’t know where I’d be without all of you. I’m feeling great and enjoying every day with my family. A few months ago, I thought I’d never feel myself again … The enclosed photo is to show you who you’ve really helped – my kids now have the mother they deserve back. My family owes so much to all of you. We just wanted you all to know how important the work you do is.”
“Overall the program was excellent and has gone a long way toward helping me get back on my feet. Both the concept of the program and the implementation of it are wonderfully innovative and needed and should be used as a model on other hospitals.”
“I’ve never felt lucky to live in RI until I became pregnant and realized I could have my baby at Women & Infants Hospital – the fact that a program like this (and as good as this) exists proves my point.”
“This program is very well thought out and organized. All of the skills I have learned have been very helpful. It is reassuring to know that there is so much support out there for new moms.”
“I just wanted to thank everyone here for the help I’ve received. It was a great experience being able to meet other women in similar situations and having people who actually care and feel my pain. I would do it again if I had to.” “Gracias por el gran soporte que ustedes ofrecen a las mujeres … gracias, gracias to all.”