Perinatal Mental Health
Are you pregnant or have you recently delivered? Are you a new parent?
The transition to motherhood is not easy: 1 in 7 women will experience perinatal anxiety or depression.
Plus, it is a difficult time to bring a child into this world. COVID-19 is wreaking havoc by keeping us from our favorite activities, interfering with birth plans, and even getting in the way of our usual ways of coping with stress. With the uncertainty, unrest, and discomfort of today, it is an additional layer to the frequently overwhelming stress of motherhood.
You're probably used to pushing through the stress. There is a stigma around mental health, and we are not used to asking for help. But this time, it's different. Get the support you so desperately need now, for you and your child.
Reach out for a consultation. You do not have to do it all alone.
What are perinatal mood disorders?
Perinatal mood disorders describe mental health conditions that impact parents during the time of conception and up to a year after giving birth. Actually, both parent's mental health can be impacted (and even when adopting)! During pregnancy or after childbirth there are huge hormonal shifts that take place. These hormonal shifts have an impact on mental health during an adjustment period and can bring on depression and/or anxiety.
How do I find a counselor specializing in postpartum depression?
Find a counselor who has been trained by Postpartum Support International.