Maternal Mental Health
It is essential for perinatal healthcare providers to address, normalize, support and treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) when identified. PMAD can develop because of the adjustments to parenthood and some people are sensitive to hormonal changes in pregnancy, lactation and the postpartum period.
The data suggests that 1 in 5 to 1 in 7 people are affected and are often under diagnosed or under-treated. Often providers are not up to date on the evidence related to best practices caring for the perinatal population. Additionally, birth trauma (PTSD from the birthing experience) is also being recognized in up to 30-40% of people who have given birth.
If you think you might be at risk for a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder we can meet to make a prevention plan and be proactive to minimize the risk or severity of symptoms.
We screen, evaluate and provide a treatment plan for some perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
We consult with Perinatal Mental Health Psychiatrists when needed so you get the best care when you need it.
We are here to provide support and education to help you feel your best.