Wellsprings Postpartum Support Group

Wellsprings Health Associates is providing support, resources/psychoeducation, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging to mothers with babies ages newborn-1 year. This group offers support in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. The group will meet once per week, for 1 ¼ hours, on an open-ended basis.  There will be monthly co-facilitators focusing on topics such as Mindfulness and CBT. The first group is free and there is a $250 cost for a series of 5 sessions. The group meets on Wednesdays from 9:45-11:00am. The facilitator is Carrie Feig, LCSW, PH.D. has been in practice for over 15 years and has clinical expertise in prenatal and postpartum adjustment, infertility, relationship patterns, and stage of life transitions.  Dr. Feig presents monthly at The Transitions to Motherhood Series at Northwestern, Prentice Women’s Hospital.  Prior to this group, Dr. Feig facilitated the New Mom’s Support Group at Northwestern, Prentice Women’s Hospital for over 10 years. To enroll please call (312) 573-0900.

NIH Announces Inclusion of Both Biological Sexes in Research Studies

The National Institute's of Health (NIH) recently announced that started in 2016, all research studies approved and funded through their institutes will be required to study both biological sexes in cell, animal, and human studeis in order to account for the possible role of sex as a variable. In the past, the research community has focused on primarily male animals in cells and in basic science research, neglecting the examination of female cells and animals as variables. The Women's Health Research Institute is thrilled to hear this announcement and is excited that there will now be equal consideration of both sexes in basic and preclinical research! 

Click here to read the official NIH announcement.