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Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders & Postpartum Depression/Anxiety

The word "perinatal" refers to the period before, during, or after birth. Becoming a mom is an amazing life transition that can bring about a lot of joy and excitement but for many women, can also create a lot of fear and anxiety. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) affect between 10 – 20% of women. Symptoms can appear at any time during pregnancy and the first 12 months after childbirth.  There are many different symptoms of PMAD's and Postpartum depression.

Symptoms may include but are not limited to:

  • Lack of interest in the baby or loss of interest, joy, or pleasure in things you used to enjoy

  • Crying and sadness

  • Feelings of anger, irritability, guilt, shame, or hopelessness

  • Possible thoughts of harming yourself or the baby

  • Constant worry or racing thoughts

  • Compulsively doing certain things over and over again to manage fears (ie: checking things many times over and over)

  • Flashbacks or intrusive re-experiencing of a past traumatic event

  • Delusions or Hallucinations

  • Experiencing a mood that is more elevated than normal or rapid mood swings

  • Paranoia and suspiciousness 

If you suffer from any of these symptoms and many more, contact me to learn more how you can prevent a worsening of these symptoms and can fully recover. Remember, you don't have to do it alone!

Services offered:

  • Individual Therapy

  • In-home Postpartum Therapy​

To learn more about PMADs you can visit Postpartum Support International (PSI)

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders & Postpartum Depression/Anxiety: About Me
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