Perinatal Depression Outreach Program

Pregnant woman with counselor The Perinatal Depression Outreach Program (PDOP) is dedicated to helping women understand the emotions that accompany pregnancy and the postpartum period. Since many women experience some form of depression or anxiety during pregnancy or after giving birth, Sinai Hospital's PDOP helps women identify when their experience is more than the "baby blues" requiring further assessment and treatment.

We offer depression screening, clinical assessments, treatment referrals, education on the risk and symptoms of perinatal depression and anxiety, follow up by phone and group support.

Our Postpartum Support Group meets every Wednesday, 1:30-3 p.m., in the Lactation Resource Center at Sinai Hospital. Drop ins are welcome! Please join us to talk about the challenges (and joys!) of welcoming a new baby, in this free weekly support group. Babies are welcome!

* Effective March 2020, the Support Group is meeting via video, until further notice. Please contact Shelly Bray for more information*

For more information, contact Shelly Bray, LCSW-C, at 410-601-7832 or