New: second SATURDAY    group!!

Our  next Saturday group begins April 22nd at noon. There are a few spaces available. Our aim is to meet the needs of women struggling with postpartum mood disorders who are unable to attend our Wednesday groups because they have returned to work. The six-week group will be offered from 9:30-11 a.m. All of our groups are offered free of charge and include a meal.

New Wednesday groups are starting up every few weeks.  Our next group will begin soon and will be offered Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. If you are interested in that group or the next Saturday group, call 847-864-7957 or email: 


Our next Prenatal Group is currently accepting referrals and inquiries from interested and pregnant women. For further information, call 847-864-7957, or email: 


News From BBB

We are excited to announce that, in recognition of Maternal Mental Health month, BBB is partnering with Panera Bread Company in a special fundraising effort taking place on May 11, 2017.  Panera will donate 20% of all sales made that day (from 4-8 p.m.) to BBB when individuals present the BBB flyer at their time of ordering.  A copy of the flyer is below and can be accessed via your phone and presented to Panera staff. 

BBB-Panera Fundraising flyer.jpg

More News!

In addition, BBB is also pleased to announce that it is partnering with Fit4MOM Chicago who has generously agreed to donate 20% of its proceeds from all of its classes held on May 11th and 12th.  Fit4MOM's mission works hand in hand with BBB as Fit4MOM supports mothers in in achieving health and well-being through fitness and exercise.  For more information on Fit4MOM, please visit http://chicago.fit4mom.com/

Thank you to both Panera and Fit4MOM for their support of BBB!  It is greatly appreciated.





Beyond the Baby Blues (BBB) offers therapeutic support groups for women who are experiencing feelings of sadness, anxiety, isolation, or who are having difficulty adjusting to life with a new baby. We also offer groups for women experiencing anxiety and/or depression during pregnancy. Our goal is to create a safe and caring space that allows participants to connect with each other and regain their sense of well being.

our mission

The mission of Beyond the Baby Blues is to provide support to women experiencing perinatal depression and/or anxiety in the context of a therapeutic group that includes their babies. We also provide support and education to the public and other professionals regarding issues that face families experiencing postpartum depression.


We have a video for you to watch on Postpartum Mood Disorders.

Here's one by Dr. Christina Hibbert on postpartum couples.

This one is from National Institute of Mental Health.