What if being a mom isn't what you expected? About 10 to 20 percent of new moms experience a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder (PMAD), which can begin any time during pregnancy or the first year after childbirth. PMADs are treatable illnesses that can cause feelings of sadness, guilt, indifference, anxiety and/or intrusive thoughts. It might feel like having a baby is too hard, or you wonder if you're a bad mom - but it is in fact an illness that will get better with help. Perinatal mood or anxiety disorders include postpartum depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder or postpartum psychosis.
Postpartum Wellness recognizes the importance of providing specialized mental health care for women, particularly surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. In doing so, we value a women's unique biology and rich emotional life, as well as the centrality of social relationships.
Areas of Specialization: ~ Depression during & after pregnancy ~ Anxiety during & after pregnancy ~ Postpartum depression ~ Complicated pregnancies ~ Pregnancy loss ~ Transition to motherhood ~ Balancing personal & professional life ~ Relationship problems