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    In memory of Alexis Joy D’Achille
    We Provide resources and support for
    new mothers and their families.
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    We want to educate women on when and how to get help
    Being aware and recognize warning signs
    for husbands and loved ones.

Our mission

Our mission is to be a shining light for women and families suffering from and affected by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders spanning, but not limited to, infertility, postpartum depression, and infant and child loss.

By educating the community with our story, we strive to raise awareness and develop programs needed for these women and families.


April 15th, 2016

"Night of Joy" Black Tie Gala

Join us at The Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh for live entertainment and auction fundraising.

What We Know

Postpartum depression is a treatable medical illness that affects about 15-20% of women after giving birth. It can develop anywhere from a few weeks to a year after delivery, but it's most common in the first three months postpartum. Postpartum depression can be hard to spot, because the moodiness and other symptoms are similar to the "baby blues" -- a short-lived state that affects up to 70% of new mothers. Only 15% of all women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, ever receive professional treatment.



Common signs of depression can include feelings of hopelessness, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, irritability, and lack of concentration. In the case of PPD, guilt may also play a major role.

Any of these symptoms, and many more, could indicate that you have a form of perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, such as postpartum depression. Please know that with informed care you can prevent a worsening of these symptoms and can fully recover. There is no reason to continue to suffer.

Are you feeling sad or depressed?

Do you feel more irritable or angry with those around you?

Are you having difficulty bonding with your baby?

Do you feel anxious or panicky?

Are you having problems with eating or sleeping?

Are you having upsetting thoughts that you can’t get out of your mind?

Do you feel as if you are “out of control” or “going crazy”?

Do you feel like you never should have become a mother?

Are you worried that you might hurt your baby or yourself?

Local Perinatal Support Helpline (business hours):
Suicide Prevention Helpline:
Help us research postpartum depression

If you're pregnant, or have just had a new baby, help us learn more about this disorder.

Please fill out this short survey.

Alexis D'Achille

Honors & Awards

2016 Pittsburgh Business Times Healthcare Heroes

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Western Pennsylvania Chapter

2016 National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award