Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Samia Jada
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85028  (Online Only)
I have years of experience in marital and relationship, depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma and perinatal mood disorders included but not limited to postpartum depression.
I am so happy you are here! Do you often feel helpless or over think things? Do you feel stressed to the point you are unable to gather your thoughts? Is trauma holding you back? Do you ever feel stuck in a relationship that seems to have lost its physical and emotional spark that you once had? Do you feel you no longer can communicate? Are you a mom or soon to be mom? I have years of experience in Women issues, Perinatal mood and Post Partum, Relationship/Marriage counseling, and/or individual trauma counseling can help you explore emotions and find yourself again. I would love to be a part of your journey!
I have years of experience in marital and relationship, depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma and perinatal mood disorders included but not limited to postpartum depression.
I am so happy you are here! Do you often feel helpless or over think things? Do you feel stressed to the point you are unable to gather your thoughts? Is trauma holding you back? Do you ever feel stuck in a relationship that seems to have lost its physical and emotional spark that you once had? Do you feel you no longer can communicate? Are you a mom or soon to be mom? I have years of experience in Women issues, Perinatal mood and Post Partum, Relationship/Marriage counseling, and/or individual trauma counseling can help you explore emotions and find yourself again. I would love to be a part of your journey!
(602) 353-7152 View (602) 353-7152
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Charee' Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85044
I'm an EMDR Trained Therapist specializing Trauma, Perinatal Mental Health & Anxiety.
Are you feeling trapped in a relentless cycle? Do you find yourself grappling with more shattered relationships than fulfilling ones? Perhaps you've recently welcomed a new baby into your life and are struggling to navigate the emotional landscape of motherhood. If any of these scenarios resonate with you, then I'm here to offer support.
I'm an EMDR Trained Therapist specializing Trauma, Perinatal Mental Health & Anxiety.
Are you feeling trapped in a relentless cycle? Do you find yourself grappling with more shattered relationships than fulfilling ones? Perhaps you've recently welcomed a new baby into your life and are struggling to navigate the emotional landscape of motherhood. If any of these scenarios resonate with you, then I'm here to offer support.
(602) 671-3833 View (602) 671-3833
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Brittany Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020
**Now Accepting New Clients** I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor, providing services to Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families. I have experience working with diverse populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I believe gaining the tools to manage daily life stressors is equally as important as the work in other areas of mental health. My specialties include Perinatal mood & anxiety disorders, Grief/Loss, Trauma and Women's Issues.
**Now Accepting New Clients** I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor, providing services to Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families. I have experience working with diverse populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I believe gaining the tools to manage daily life stressors is equally as important as the work in other areas of mental health. My specialties include Perinatal mood & anxiety disorders, Grief/Loss, Trauma and Women's Issues.
(480) 526-4996 View (480) 526-4996
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Within Counseling and Consultation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
My practice focuses on the overall well being of women in all stages of life. Women who aren't sure where to start but know that the current ways are not sustainable. Women who wonder if happiness really exists. Those who have had difficulty getting pregnant or difficulty during pregnancy or postpartum and the new moms who are sad, angry, or worrying a lot. Parents who are unsure of how to meet their child's needs as well as their own. Neurodivergent women who have been told there is nothing wrong with them and they just need to try harder. Women seeking feedback and a new perspective.
My practice focuses on the overall well being of women in all stages of life. Women who aren't sure where to start but know that the current ways are not sustainable. Women who wonder if happiness really exists. Those who have had difficulty getting pregnant or difficulty during pregnancy or postpartum and the new moms who are sad, angry, or worrying a lot. Parents who are unsure of how to meet their child's needs as well as their own. Neurodivergent women who have been told there is nothing wrong with them and they just need to try harder. Women seeking feedback and a new perspective.
(623) 343-7228 View (623) 343-7228
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Stacy Bettelon
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85007  (Online Only)
Statistics show that 1 in 5 women (under reported in my opinion) will experience Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
The road to parenthood can be a beautiful time for many, but for others it can feel extremely daunting. From the time a woman finds out they are expecting, tons of hormonal and emotional changes will begin. I believe that having a strong support system to know about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD's) is essential to help navigate overwhelming and unpleasant symptoms! My goal, as a therapist, is to support, validate and meet clients where they are at in their mental health journey. I want all of my clients to know that they do not have to do this alone! I am here to help!
Statistics show that 1 in 5 women (under reported in my opinion) will experience Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
The road to parenthood can be a beautiful time for many, but for others it can feel extremely daunting. From the time a woman finds out they are expecting, tons of hormonal and emotional changes will begin. I believe that having a strong support system to know about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD's) is essential to help navigate overwhelming and unpleasant symptoms! My goal, as a therapist, is to support, validate and meet clients where they are at in their mental health journey. I want all of my clients to know that they do not have to do this alone! I am here to help!
(602) 975-2166 View (602) 975-2166
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Danielle Fragnito
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified in Perinatal Mood Disorders, Certified Grief Specialist and am a Clinical Trauma Specialist.
NOW Accepting adult clients for in-person and telehealth sessions. I have 25+ years of experience providing solution-focused short and long-term therapy. I take an open-minded approach to client wellness and consider the client's family traditions, lifestyle, work-life, cultural and spiritual beliefs. My goal, as a Counselor, is to work together with you to help you reach your desired goal. Please feel free to call me at 602-509-6974 or visit my website. I look forward to hearing from you.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified in Perinatal Mood Disorders, Certified Grief Specialist and am a Clinical Trauma Specialist.
NOW Accepting adult clients for in-person and telehealth sessions. I have 25+ years of experience providing solution-focused short and long-term therapy. I take an open-minded approach to client wellness and consider the client's family traditions, lifestyle, work-life, cultural and spiritual beliefs. My goal, as a Counselor, is to work together with you to help you reach your desired goal. Please feel free to call me at 602-509-6974 or visit my website. I look forward to hearing from you.
(480) 409-2379 View (480) 409-2379
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Vanessa Beck
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
I specialize in supporting women through trauma, grief, pregnancy, birth trauma, and postpartum.
Are you a woman who seems to have everything together but feels shattered inside? Trauma can leave us feeling damaged, broken, and disconnected from our true selves. But you're determined to make a change. You're ready to open up about your pain and experience liberation. I am here to assist you in achieving that goal!
I specialize in supporting women through trauma, grief, pregnancy, birth trauma, and postpartum.
Are you a woman who seems to have everything together but feels shattered inside? Trauma can leave us feeling damaged, broken, and disconnected from our true selves. But you're determined to make a change. You're ready to open up about your pain and experience liberation. I am here to assist you in achieving that goal!
(602) 962-2542 View (602) 962-2542
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Pam Barnes-Palty
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85048  (Online Only)
Often when we imagine the process of pregnancy and having a baby, we picture moments of happiness and joy. But pregnancy, birth, and parenting are like the rest of life. There is often joy, but there can be tough times too. Sometimes pregnancy and postparttum depression, anxiety and self-doubt become overwhelming. The unexpected happens, things don't go as planned, relationships change, or grief and loss occurs. If you are having concerns about becoming pregnant, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, pregnancy loss, or being a new parent, you are not alone. Please know it's not your fault, you can get help, and you can feel better.
Often when we imagine the process of pregnancy and having a baby, we picture moments of happiness and joy. But pregnancy, birth, and parenting are like the rest of life. There is often joy, but there can be tough times too. Sometimes pregnancy and postparttum depression, anxiety and self-doubt become overwhelming. The unexpected happens, things don't go as planned, relationships change, or grief and loss occurs. If you are having concerns about becoming pregnant, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, pregnancy loss, or being a new parent, you are not alone. Please know it's not your fault, you can get help, and you can feel better.
(480) 418-8458 View (480) 418-8458
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Jessica Savino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Waitlist for new clients
I am licensed as a Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona and I am certified as a Perinatal Mental Health Specialist.
Are you seeking a safe space where you can be heard: good, bad, and everything in between? Have you or your child experienced trauma and you’re hoping to find healing? Are you currently pregnant or a parent to a newborn trying to navigate the many emotions and challenges that arise? Are you a seasoned parent who struggles with the ever-changing demands that may accompany parenthood? Do you find yourself debilitated by depression, anxiety, anger or low self-worth? If any of these feel familiar, please know you don’t have to continue suffering alone. Help is available and healing is possible.
I am licensed as a Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona and I am certified as a Perinatal Mental Health Specialist.
Are you seeking a safe space where you can be heard: good, bad, and everything in between? Have you or your child experienced trauma and you’re hoping to find healing? Are you currently pregnant or a parent to a newborn trying to navigate the many emotions and challenges that arise? Are you a seasoned parent who struggles with the ever-changing demands that may accompany parenthood? Do you find yourself debilitated by depression, anxiety, anger or low self-worth? If any of these feel familiar, please know you don’t have to continue suffering alone. Help is available and healing is possible.
(623) 278-3314 View (623) 278-3314
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Betsy Tismeer
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Having worked as a nurse in obstetrics, labor and delivery and being a certified specialist in postpartum depression and anxiety, I am uniquely equipped to work with mothers experiencing these problems.
I'm a nurse/psychotherapist with over 45 years professional experience working with families, adults, and children. As a therapist I feel prepared to be your emotional advocate, and to assist you with the challenges you are facing. Building trust in the therapeutic relationship in a non-judgmental, respectful environment is essential. I believe every client situation is unique. I combine an eclectic theoretical approach with professional experience in order to assess, set goals, and implement a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.
Having worked as a nurse in obstetrics, labor and delivery and being a certified specialist in postpartum depression and anxiety, I am uniquely equipped to work with mothers experiencing these problems.
I'm a nurse/psychotherapist with over 45 years professional experience working with families, adults, and children. As a therapist I feel prepared to be your emotional advocate, and to assist you with the challenges you are facing. Building trust in the therapeutic relationship in a non-judgmental, respectful environment is essential. I believe every client situation is unique. I combine an eclectic theoretical approach with professional experience in order to assess, set goals, and implement a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.
(928) 440-8675 View (928) 440-8675
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Megan Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSPC, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
My professional training and experience includes Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Infertility, Birth Trauma, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Adjustment to Motherhood.
NEW Clients NOW Accepted! Life is a journey which can be wonderful at times, but it can also be a difficult process and adjustment. If you are struggling with feeling sad or overwhelmed, you are not alone, and I am here to help! I offer emotional and therapeutic support to those experiencing anxiety and depressive symptoms due to life transitions. My passion is helping individuals navigate their journey to and through life goals.
My professional training and experience includes Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Infertility, Birth Trauma, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Adjustment to Motherhood.
NEW Clients NOW Accepted! Life is a journey which can be wonderful at times, but it can also be a difficult process and adjustment. If you are struggling with feeling sad or overwhelmed, you are not alone, and I am here to help! I offer emotional and therapeutic support to those experiencing anxiety and depressive symptoms due to life transitions. My passion is helping individuals navigate their journey to and through life goals.
(480) 508-9502 View (480) 508-9502
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Lorain Moorehead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Do you feel like you’ve made it to a place professionally or personally where you expected to be happy but instead you are lashing out or suffering from anxiety or panic? Maybe you're noticing more frustration with people or certain thoughts holding you back. It’s possible this is coming from earlier experiences that you thought you’d moved on from. Otherwise, maybe you had expectations for pregnancy or child birth that were not met or were even traumatic, and you want to process this experience in order to move into the next stage of life.
Do you feel like you’ve made it to a place professionally or personally where you expected to be happy but instead you are lashing out or suffering from anxiety or panic? Maybe you're noticing more frustration with people or certain thoughts holding you back. It’s possible this is coming from earlier experiences that you thought you’d moved on from. Otherwise, maybe you had expectations for pregnancy or child birth that were not met or were even traumatic, and you want to process this experience in order to move into the next stage of life.
(602) 932-0879 View (602) 932-0879
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Molly Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
My style of therapy is compassionate, empowering, and growth-provoking. I treat a range of sexual challenges including Mismatched Desire, Infidelity, Problems with Sexual Functioning (Early Ejaculation, Erectile Dysfunction, Painful Intercourse, etc.), and Sexual Trauma. I am in the process of becoming an AASECT certified Sex Therapist at The Buehler Institute California. Additionally, I have received advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) & IFIO (Intimacy From the Inside Out), and Perinatal Mental Health.
My style of therapy is compassionate, empowering, and growth-provoking. I treat a range of sexual challenges including Mismatched Desire, Infidelity, Problems with Sexual Functioning (Early Ejaculation, Erectile Dysfunction, Painful Intercourse, etc.), and Sexual Trauma. I am in the process of becoming an AASECT certified Sex Therapist at The Buehler Institute California. Additionally, I have received advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) & IFIO (Intimacy From the Inside Out), and Perinatal Mental Health.
(480) 573-7127 View (480) 573-7127
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Diane Palacios
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LISAC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85012
With certifications in Perinatal Mental Health and EMDR, I specialize working with people/partners who are pregnant, post-partum, or have experienced birth trauma/grief, as well as work with adults and teens.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS & IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY*** Se ofrece servicios en español. By helping people process trauma or life's challenges, they are able to experience hope, empowerment, and healing in their lives. Adjusting to pregnancy/parenting/life changes, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and post partum depression is my specialty. I want to help you find hope in your story, rebuild the brokenness and move towards wholeness. Many times people come to counseling because they feel as though they are in a place where they are stuck, feel desperation, and are struggling. I want to come alongside you to support you.
With certifications in Perinatal Mental Health and EMDR, I specialize working with people/partners who are pregnant, post-partum, or have experienced birth trauma/grief, as well as work with adults and teens.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS & IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY*** Se ofrece servicios en español. By helping people process trauma or life's challenges, they are able to experience hope, empowerment, and healing in their lives. Adjusting to pregnancy/parenting/life changes, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and post partum depression is my specialty. I want to help you find hope in your story, rebuild the brokenness and move towards wholeness. Many times people come to counseling because they feel as though they are in a place where they are stuck, feel desperation, and are struggling. I want to come alongside you to support you.
(602) 693-1407 View (602) 693-1407
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Hannah Beer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018  (Online Only)
Do you have everyday, ordinary life struggles that you think aren’t ‘big enough’ for therapy? Or maybe you find yourself dealing with more severe issues of anxiety, depression, postpartum, or substance use? Regardless of your starting point it’s okay to admit you can’t do it alone; we were made to be social creatures. As a licensed professional counselor, my goal is to empower you to be the expert of your own life while simultaneously journeying alongside you as we navigate finding solutions together.
Do you have everyday, ordinary life struggles that you think aren’t ‘big enough’ for therapy? Or maybe you find yourself dealing with more severe issues of anxiety, depression, postpartum, or substance use? Regardless of your starting point it’s okay to admit you can’t do it alone; we were made to be social creatures. As a licensed professional counselor, my goal is to empower you to be the expert of your own life while simultaneously journeying alongside you as we navigate finding solutions together.
(623) 304-8195 View (623) 304-8195
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S Julylah Rowan-Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma, PMADs (postpartum), grief and relationship issues.
Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) based in Arizona with a Doctoral degree in Behavioral Health Education and a Master's degree in Counseling.
I specialize in trauma, PMADs (postpartum), grief and relationship issues.
Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) based in Arizona with a Doctoral degree in Behavioral Health Education and a Master's degree in Counseling.
(928) 628-7251 View (928) 628-7251
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Jenny Lotterman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85044
My areas of specialty fall into three areas: fertility through pregnancy and postpartum; trauma work; and intergenerational family work.
I am currently accepting new patients! My therapy style is warm, accepting, and active. I don't expect you to start therapy knowing exactly what you need - I'm here to help you figure it out! My approach is rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy, but I creatively integrate DBT, trauma work, and psychodynamic therapy depending on your needs and preferences. I see our work together as a collaboration and I care deeply about your unique goals and strengths. I want to help you carry whatever it is that's weighing on you, and work toward solutions together. I truly look forward to working with you.
My areas of specialty fall into three areas: fertility through pregnancy and postpartum; trauma work; and intergenerational family work.
I am currently accepting new patients! My therapy style is warm, accepting, and active. I don't expect you to start therapy knowing exactly what you need - I'm here to help you figure it out! My approach is rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy, but I creatively integrate DBT, trauma work, and psychodynamic therapy depending on your needs and preferences. I see our work together as a collaboration and I care deeply about your unique goals and strengths. I want to help you carry whatever it is that's weighing on you, and work toward solutions together. I truly look forward to working with you.
(347) 246-4326 View (347) 246-4326
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Jade Bruno
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018  (Online Only)
ATTENTION: PREGNANT AND NEW MAMAS! Did you know 1 in 5 women suffer from Postpartum Depression and Anxiety? Do any of these feelings sound familiar? Overwhelmed, GUILTY, racing thoughts, WORRIED.ALL. THE. TIME., exhausted, confused, irritated, angry, resentful towards your partner, family members and friends, feeling empty, nothing or NUMB, just knowing that something is NOT right, AFRAID to reach out for help?
ATTENTION: PREGNANT AND NEW MAMAS! Did you know 1 in 5 women suffer from Postpartum Depression and Anxiety? Do any of these feelings sound familiar? Overwhelmed, GUILTY, racing thoughts, WORRIED.ALL. THE. TIME., exhausted, confused, irritated, angry, resentful towards your partner, family members and friends, feeling empty, nothing or NUMB, just knowing that something is NOT right, AFRAID to reach out for help?
(480) 462-5524 View (480) 462-5524
Photo of Chellsey Atkerson, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
Chellsey Atkerson
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85027
I integrate cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma informed care while also understanding that every client is unique. My main areas of interest include trauma, perinatal and postpartum mental health to include traumatic birth experiences and losses, and working with the inner child to meet unfulfilled needs and develop healthier behaviors while increasing the overall quality of life through use of identified strengths.
I integrate cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma informed care while also understanding that every client is unique. My main areas of interest include trauma, perinatal and postpartum mental health to include traumatic birth experiences and losses, and working with the inner child to meet unfulfilled needs and develop healthier behaviors while increasing the overall quality of life through use of identified strengths.
(602) 960-8981 View (602) 960-8981
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Teri Ehlers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
It is my passion to heal postpartum and mood disorders.
Parenting doesn't come naturally to all of us, and that is OK! Are you finding yourself filled with fear? Or thinking you are not a good parent? If you answered yes, you are not alone! One in 6 moms describe symptoms of postpartum depression or anxiety and 1 in 10 Dads. When I was a new Mom I experienced PPD without available resources. This is not true for today! I want to share tools to help you thrive during this important time. The skills you aquire will help you today and throughout your life.
It is my passion to heal postpartum and mood disorders.
Parenting doesn't come naturally to all of us, and that is OK! Are you finding yourself filled with fear? Or thinking you are not a good parent? If you answered yes, you are not alone! One in 6 moms describe symptoms of postpartum depression or anxiety and 1 in 10 Dads. When I was a new Mom I experienced PPD without available resources. This is not true for today! I want to share tools to help you thrive during this important time. The skills you aquire will help you today and throughout your life.
(480) 470-3796 View (480) 470-3796

Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists

What are the most effective ways to address pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum concerns?

The most effective way to address pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum concerns is by finding a therapist who has prior experience helping other patients overcome the challenge being faced. For example, a marriage and family therapist may have experience helping couples adjust to their new relationship dynamic. An anxiety specialist may have experience helping with phobias or illness anxiety related to the child’s health. A depression specialist may have experience treating postpartum depression.

When should I seek treatment for prenatal or postpartum concerns?

Pregnancy and the postpartum period involve intense physical and mental changes; a degree of upset and instability is normal. However, if these changes impair daily functioning, it may be time to seek help. This distinction is pertinent for postpartum depression: A period of teariness, irritability, and distress is difficult but normal in the one to two weeks after childbirth (sometimes called the “baby blues.”) But if feelings of sadness and hopelessness persist beyond that period, the person should seek treatment.

How do I manage worries during pregnancy or the postnatal period?

A therapist can help patients develop the tools they need to manage anxieties during or after pregnancy. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help people identify and reframe harmful patterns of thought, and change their behaviors. Other techniques and skills can allow people to develop acceptance, psychological flexibility, self-compassion, communication skills, and more.

Are there specific medications for postpartum depression?

In 2019, the FDA approved the first medication designed to treat postpartum depression. The medication is called brexanolone and is delivered intravenously by a medical professional over the course of a few days. However, typical antidepressants, which are more accessible, can also treat postpartum depression. The disorder is often best treated through a combination of medication and therapy.