Perinatal Mental Health
“Welcome to PARENTHOOD!
The easiest most straight forward experience you will ever have in life!”
-Said no one ever
1 in 7 people experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy and/or postpartum.
1 in 10 partners experience anxiety or depression after the birth of a child.
Maybe you're struggling because your world has just been rocked by a cute baby, who is a bundle of joy but also cries a lot and demands your constant undivided attention! Or, you are currently pregnant, expecting to feel “amazing and glowing,” but you’re DEFINITELY NOT feeling that way. Perhaps you are doing everything in you can to conceive, but despite all you're doing it's not working and you're having a harder time coping with the uncertainty every day. Or, you just experienced the worst thing, you just experienced the loss of your pregnancy, the loss of your baby.
We're glad you found your way here, we want you to know you are not alone!
You will be okay, and we can help.
There is a perception and expectation in our society that pregnancy and becoming a parent is the “happiest time in your life.”
There is nothing wrong with you if you don’t feel wonderful or happy right now.
This phase of life can be plagued by many stressful factors, including infertility, pregnancy loss,
or health complications for you or your baby. If you are one of the many people who are struggling
with many other issues that arise in this area of life (see LONG list below), we are here for you.
We can help you navigate through this, and you will feel better.
In our work together we work towards the goal of getting you to a place where you are feel more confident in your ability to navigate this phase life.
Perinatal mood disorders, including: depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and intrusive thoughts
Pregnancy loss and miscarriage
Pregnancy termination for medical reasons (TFMR)
Traumatic birth experiences
Recovery from postpartum psychosis
Coping with high-risk pregnancy
Coping with NICU hospitalization
Coping with a baby that has complex medical needs
Birthing persons considering termination and after termination
LGBTQ+ couples navigating fertility options
The perinatal support we provide is LGBTQ+ inclusive and gender affirming. Families come in infinite compositions, gendered partner combinations, shapes, and sizes!
No matter how you or your partner(s) identify, you are welcome in our practice!