Shellie Fidell

Mother to Mother
4:00 am
Wed November 6, 2013

St. Louis Loses Resource For Moms Struggling To Cope After Childbirth

Erin Shetler and her 11-month-old daughter Amy. Shetler suffered from a postpartum mood disorder following Amy's birth. The trained volunteers at Mother to Mother, who also dealt with emotional issues following childbirth, helped Shetler in her recovery.
(Julie Bierach/St. Louis Public Radio)

Ask any mother about the happiest moment of their life and they will most likely tell you ‘the birth of their child.' But for some women, the moments that follow childbirth are not happy at all.

For 20 years, women struggling with a variety of emotional issues after childbirth could reach out to the St. Louis nonprofit organization Mother To Mother for free. But at the end of the year, the organization is closing because of financial troubles.

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