Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Mikaela A Wapman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94601
I specialize in working with queer and polyamorous individuals and relationships, as well as those navigating fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting.
Many people want to feel more ease and joy, less anxiety, more freedom. To bring greater authenticity to their relationships. To release what is no longer serving. I offer a reliably warm space for clients to imagine and discover what they want to feel and experience in their lives. With a balance of curiosity and direction, I partner with clients to identify areas for expansion and the beliefs or circumstances that limit. Clarity emerges, clients see choices in familiar circumstances. I view the process of change as one principally of self acceptance, rather than self improvement. Through self-acceptance, change is most possible.
I specialize in working with queer and polyamorous individuals and relationships, as well as those navigating fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting.
Many people want to feel more ease and joy, less anxiety, more freedom. To bring greater authenticity to their relationships. To release what is no longer serving. I offer a reliably warm space for clients to imagine and discover what they want to feel and experience in their lives. With a balance of curiosity and direction, I partner with clients to identify areas for expansion and the beliefs or circumstances that limit. Clarity emerges, clients see choices in familiar circumstances. I view the process of change as one principally of self acceptance, rather than self improvement. Through self-acceptance, change is most possible.
(510) 488-1327 View (510) 488-1327
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Sarah Spear
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
My areas of interest and specialty include life transitions, loss, stress, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, identity questions, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting.
Psychotherapy offers us an opportunity to better understand ourselves and to create important and meaningful changes in our lives. It also offers an effective way to address questions and feelings that we may find confusing or painful. I approach this work with empathy, warmth, curiosity, and a collaborative spirit. I tailor my approach to the particular needs of each client, offering both the opportunity to reflect and explore as well as down to earth, pragmatic tools to address difficult feelings or behaviors.
My areas of interest and specialty include life transitions, loss, stress, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, identity questions, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting.
Psychotherapy offers us an opportunity to better understand ourselves and to create important and meaningful changes in our lives. It also offers an effective way to address questions and feelings that we may find confusing or painful. I approach this work with empathy, warmth, curiosity, and a collaborative spirit. I tailor my approach to the particular needs of each client, offering both the opportunity to reflect and explore as well as down to earth, pragmatic tools to address difficult feelings or behaviors.
(510) 399-1891 View (510) 399-1891
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Michaela Thompson - Be You Therapy and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
My ideal client is one who is ready and willing to become the best version of themselves. I am a down to earth psychotherapist, that will meet YOU where you are! I work with individual adults ages 18 and up, who have issues with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, pregnancy, post-partum, mood disorders, trauma, family conflict, relationships and stress. I can also support those who have challenges with adjusting to new situations, and career stress.
My ideal client is one who is ready and willing to become the best version of themselves. I am a down to earth psychotherapist, that will meet YOU where you are! I work with individual adults ages 18 and up, who have issues with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, pregnancy, post-partum, mood disorders, trauma, family conflict, relationships and stress. I can also support those who have challenges with adjusting to new situations, and career stress.
(510) 617-1638 View (510) 617-1638
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Hannah Michele Raiden-Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
I work with adults throughout the lifespan and have specialized knowledge and skills supporting new parents, parents with perinatal mood disorders, and adults and parents of children who are experiencing medical crises.
Sometimes, things happen in life that cause us significant pain, whether this stems from early life experiences, life transitions, mental illness, interpersonal difficulties or unexpected crisis. Navigating through these experiences in a therapeutic setting can make the difference between tolerating the pain (or even resorting to methods of easing the pain that create more problems) and coming through it more resilient with the ability to live a life with meaning.
I work with adults throughout the lifespan and have specialized knowledge and skills supporting new parents, parents with perinatal mood disorders, and adults and parents of children who are experiencing medical crises.
Sometimes, things happen in life that cause us significant pain, whether this stems from early life experiences, life transitions, mental illness, interpersonal difficulties or unexpected crisis. Navigating through these experiences in a therapeutic setting can make the difference between tolerating the pain (or even resorting to methods of easing the pain that create more problems) and coming through it more resilient with the ability to live a life with meaning.
(510) 617-1650 View (510) 617-1650
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Stacy Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94602
I also specialize in working with people dealing with infertility and alternative family building as well as women experiencing prenatal and postpartum anxiety and depression.
I strongly believe that all of us are capable of connecting to an experience of profound well being, whatever the circumstances of our lives may be. My goal in therapy is to help you access that state within yourself. I aim to help you recognize and accept the many layers of your experience and to support you in acting skillfully and authentically in the world. My first priority is to create an atmosphere of safety and trust so that you are able to freely explore your challenges, concerns and desires. After we understand your difficulties, we can collaborate to create the desired change and growth.
I also specialize in working with people dealing with infertility and alternative family building as well as women experiencing prenatal and postpartum anxiety and depression.
I strongly believe that all of us are capable of connecting to an experience of profound well being, whatever the circumstances of our lives may be. My goal in therapy is to help you access that state within yourself. I aim to help you recognize and accept the many layers of your experience and to support you in acting skillfully and authentically in the world. My first priority is to create an atmosphere of safety and trust so that you are able to freely explore your challenges, concerns and desires. After we understand your difficulties, we can collaborate to create the desired change and growth.
(510) 500-9857 View (510) 500-9857
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Kate Dubé
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
I can’t change the world around you, but I can help you find your footing. Whether you want to feel comfortable in your own skin, struggle to set boundaries, get trapped in a cycle of people pleasing, or seek meaning and connection—therapy is a place to listen deeply to your inner wisdom and experience. Together, we can access the resources to understand who you are and make the changes you’ve been struggling to make. While I have specialized training in perinatal mental health, I work with adult clients (18 years and older) from a wide variety of backgrounds, in all phases and transitions of life.
I can’t change the world around you, but I can help you find your footing. Whether you want to feel comfortable in your own skin, struggle to set boundaries, get trapped in a cycle of people pleasing, or seek meaning and connection—therapy is a place to listen deeply to your inner wisdom and experience. Together, we can access the resources to understand who you are and make the changes you’ve been struggling to make. While I have specialized training in perinatal mental health, I work with adult clients (18 years and older) from a wide variety of backgrounds, in all phases and transitions of life.
(510) 896-3629 View (510) 896-3629
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Kari Kagan
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
I have specialized training in perinatal issues, including prenatal and postpartum anxiety and depression.
My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative, empathic, and oriented toward achieving the results my clients desire. I provide skills to increase awareness of problematic patterns that can lead to feeling stuck. Left unaddressed, these patterns can take a toll on relationships, work, health, and self-worth. My goal is to create a non-judgmental and supportive space for exploration and change and to help people get back to living a more meaningful and enjoyable life. In addition, I emphasize a "strength-based" approach, in which I help clients identify and build from strengths and other positive qualities they already have.
I have specialized training in perinatal issues, including prenatal and postpartum anxiety and depression.
My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative, empathic, and oriented toward achieving the results my clients desire. I provide skills to increase awareness of problematic patterns that can lead to feeling stuck. Left unaddressed, these patterns can take a toll on relationships, work, health, and self-worth. My goal is to create a non-judgmental and supportive space for exploration and change and to help people get back to living a more meaningful and enjoyable life. In addition, I emphasize a "strength-based" approach, in which I help clients identify and build from strengths and other positive qualities they already have.
(415) 968-2557 View (415) 968-2557
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Tayyibah Chase
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94619  (Online Only)
Drawing from my experience, I specialize in supporting individuals from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x, Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander) communities facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, pregnancy and postpartum concerns, as well as issues related to body image and relationships.
I offer clients a comfortable space to be their authentic selves in a world that often doesn't support authenticity. I believe in the importance of exploring the various aspects of our identities, both visible and invisible. We talk about the impacts of culture and relationships on your emotional well-being. Together we might explore relationship and attachment patterns and identify ways to make shifts. With a background in expressive arts therapy, I utilize creative approaches such as writing and drawing to process emotions. I also introduce practical skill building, so that you have tangible tools to walk away with.
Drawing from my experience, I specialize in supporting individuals from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x, Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander) communities facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, pregnancy and postpartum concerns, as well as issues related to body image and relationships.
I offer clients a comfortable space to be their authentic selves in a world that often doesn't support authenticity. I believe in the importance of exploring the various aspects of our identities, both visible and invisible. We talk about the impacts of culture and relationships on your emotional well-being. Together we might explore relationship and attachment patterns and identify ways to make shifts. With a background in expressive arts therapy, I utilize creative approaches such as writing and drawing to process emotions. I also introduce practical skill building, so that you have tangible tools to walk away with.
(510) 390-7486 View (510) 390-7486
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Ellie Ehrenhaft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I have a specialty working with pregnant/postpartum women, couples struggling with infertility, and mothers of young children, supporting them as they navigate these life transitions.
I offer therapy services to help you understand challenges you are facing, learn ways to actualize your full potential, and overcome barriers that get in the way of living a happy and fulfilling life. I work with individual clients and couples who are facing anxiety, depression, life transitions, loss, trauma, and challenges at work or in relationships. As an interactive, solution focused therapist with over 20 years of experience, I am here for you.
I have a specialty working with pregnant/postpartum women, couples struggling with infertility, and mothers of young children, supporting them as they navigate these life transitions.
I offer therapy services to help you understand challenges you are facing, learn ways to actualize your full potential, and overcome barriers that get in the way of living a happy and fulfilling life. I work with individual clients and couples who are facing anxiety, depression, life transitions, loss, trauma, and challenges at work or in relationships. As an interactive, solution focused therapist with over 20 years of experience, I am here for you.
(510) 466-1308 View (510) 466-1308
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Jess Wynn-Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, M Ed
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94605
I specialize in whole-bodied therapy to heal anxiety and trauma for children, teens, and adults. I offer attachment-based, trauma-healing, body-oriented approaches (EMDR, Havening & Somatics), play therapy, integrative talk therapy, & nature-oriented outdoor therapy. I also provide therapy for hopeful, awaiting, and new parents who are navigating the fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum journey. I provide therapy online across CA and outdoors if you are local to the East Bay. In-home therapy is also available for children and families.
I specialize in whole-bodied therapy to heal anxiety and trauma for children, teens, and adults. I offer attachment-based, trauma-healing, body-oriented approaches (EMDR, Havening & Somatics), play therapy, integrative talk therapy, & nature-oriented outdoor therapy. I also provide therapy for hopeful, awaiting, and new parents who are navigating the fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum journey. I provide therapy online across CA and outdoors if you are local to the East Bay. In-home therapy is also available for children and families.
(510) 479-0165 View (510) 479-0165
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Kristine Karaca
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I specialize in working with young adults and college students, parents, individuals in the perinatal period, and those who are experiencing life transitions, or have a history of trauma.
The decision to pursue therapy is often not an easy one. However, in working with a therapist, most people find a sense of relief that comes with learning that change is possible. Whether your concerns are long-standing patterns or new adjustments, through collaborative exploration within a therapeutic relationship, new ways of relating and coping can develop.
I specialize in working with young adults and college students, parents, individuals in the perinatal period, and those who are experiencing life transitions, or have a history of trauma.
The decision to pursue therapy is often not an easy one. However, in working with a therapist, most people find a sense of relief that comes with learning that change is possible. Whether your concerns are long-standing patterns or new adjustments, through collaborative exploration within a therapeutic relationship, new ways of relating and coping can develop.
(510) 694-1044 View (510) 694-1044
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Chandra Eizabeth Hines
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
The journey of becoming and being a mother does not always look like we imagined. This time can feel overwhelming, lonely, and uncertain. I specialize in supporting women as they navigate the emotional complexities of infertility and the challenges of adjusting to motherhood. Whether your journey includes fertility treatments, coping with the grief of pregnancy loss, contemplating alternative family planning options, or struggling with the transition to your new role as a mother, I'm here to provide a safe and nurturing space for you.
The journey of becoming and being a mother does not always look like we imagined. This time can feel overwhelming, lonely, and uncertain. I specialize in supporting women as they navigate the emotional complexities of infertility and the challenges of adjusting to motherhood. Whether your journey includes fertility treatments, coping with the grief of pregnancy loss, contemplating alternative family planning options, or struggling with the transition to your new role as a mother, I'm here to provide a safe and nurturing space for you.
(510) 392-0092 View (510) 392-0092
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Abby Maimon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I specialize in working with individuals suffering from symptoms of anxiety and depression, both circumstantial and life-long, perinatal/maternal mental health struggles, challenging life transitions and developmental stages, relationship building/separating, parenting, first-time, brave therapy seekers and an essential desire to be understood. It can be intimidating to begin the process of self-exploration. It is not a simple endeavor. Each individual is unique as is one's process of self discovery and improved mental health. With the right match between psychotherapist and therapy seeker, the process can feel immensely useful.
I specialize in working with individuals suffering from symptoms of anxiety and depression, both circumstantial and life-long, perinatal/maternal mental health struggles, challenging life transitions and developmental stages, relationship building/separating, parenting, first-time, brave therapy seekers and an essential desire to be understood. It can be intimidating to begin the process of self-exploration. It is not a simple endeavor. Each individual is unique as is one's process of self discovery and improved mental health. With the right match between psychotherapist and therapy seeker, the process can feel immensely useful.
(510) 953-5223 View (510) 953-5223
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Aviance Rhome-Boroff
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
Difficult life transitions can lead to anxiety and/or depression, making it a time in our lives when we need support, guidance, and a holistic self-care plan. Therapy can provide the opportunity to discover what we really need to be our best selves. I’m a trauma-informed clinical psychologist, a certified yoga instructor, and a certified perinatal mental health specialist. I have extensive experience working with adults, facilitating groups and providing clinical supervision to graduate students. I use strengths-based interventions, and work through a multicultural lens.
Difficult life transitions can lead to anxiety and/or depression, making it a time in our lives when we need support, guidance, and a holistic self-care plan. Therapy can provide the opportunity to discover what we really need to be our best selves. I’m a trauma-informed clinical psychologist, a certified yoga instructor, and a certified perinatal mental health specialist. I have extensive experience working with adults, facilitating groups and providing clinical supervision to graduate students. I use strengths-based interventions, and work through a multicultural lens.
(510) 571-4810 View (510) 571-4810
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Jocelyn Lam
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
I work with folks in the intersection of being neurodivergent, BIPOC, and queer to navigate the oppressive structures that prevent us from expressing ourselves authentically. Together we can process intergenerational trauma to truly meet your needs. My areas of focus include conscious parenting, eating disorders, and postpartum/perinatal mental health. In our therapeutic relationship, genuine, empathetic care and connection come first. I understand that healing is not only individual but also systemic.
I work with folks in the intersection of being neurodivergent, BIPOC, and queer to navigate the oppressive structures that prevent us from expressing ourselves authentically. Together we can process intergenerational trauma to truly meet your needs. My areas of focus include conscious parenting, eating disorders, and postpartum/perinatal mental health. In our therapeutic relationship, genuine, empathetic care and connection come first. I understand that healing is not only individual but also systemic.
(650) 249-7703 View (650) 249-7703
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Jessica Gould Deitch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I also have specialized training in perinatal mental health and am passionate about supporting parents through this time.
I aim to create a space where you feel recognized, understood, and safe enough to explore whatever pain or experience you need help with. My style is warm, collaborative, and compassionate. I use an individualized approach and tailor my interventions to your unique and specific needs. I combine down to earth, practical support with a depth-oriented approach focused on symptom relief and shifting long-standing patterns that have gotten in the way. I also focus on creating a strong therapeutic relationship in which each person I work with feels heard and understood.
I also have specialized training in perinatal mental health and am passionate about supporting parents through this time.
I aim to create a space where you feel recognized, understood, and safe enough to explore whatever pain or experience you need help with. My style is warm, collaborative, and compassionate. I use an individualized approach and tailor my interventions to your unique and specific needs. I combine down to earth, practical support with a depth-oriented approach focused on symptom relief and shifting long-standing patterns that have gotten in the way. I also focus on creating a strong therapeutic relationship in which each person I work with feels heard and understood.
(510) 738-0634 View (510) 738-0634
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Barbara Moura
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Sometimes the coping strategies that we use no longer work for us. And the usual support systems we turn to, are at times just not enough. Therapy can be an added support to help us figure out new strategies to cope with the challenges and times of transition in our lives. I provide a calm and reflective space, where together we will reach a deeper understanding of what holds you back and what changes you need to make to live your life more fully. Some areas of specialization include women's issues, perinatal and postnatal disorders, early parenting and cancer.
Sometimes the coping strategies that we use no longer work for us. And the usual support systems we turn to, are at times just not enough. Therapy can be an added support to help us figure out new strategies to cope with the challenges and times of transition in our lives. I provide a calm and reflective space, where together we will reach a deeper understanding of what holds you back and what changes you need to make to live your life more fully. Some areas of specialization include women's issues, perinatal and postnatal disorders, early parenting and cancer.
(510) 257-9374 View (510) 257-9374
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Lindsey G Stern
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
Transitions in our lives need to be marked and held to be integrated. The journey through can be dark and confusing, and how we adapt, grow, and who we look to for support, will illuminate our paths. I have had a focus on those contemporary rites of passage within my own experience, coming into adulthood, birth and parenthood, through relationships, my own identity, and facing our last goodbyes to loved ones. My work as a birth doula drew even more emphasis on the importance of our experiences around pregnancy and childbirth, and how celebrating the changing of our seasons was crucial to our sense of self.
Transitions in our lives need to be marked and held to be integrated. The journey through can be dark and confusing, and how we adapt, grow, and who we look to for support, will illuminate our paths. I have had a focus on those contemporary rites of passage within my own experience, coming into adulthood, birth and parenthood, through relationships, my own identity, and facing our last goodbyes to loved ones. My work as a birth doula drew even more emphasis on the importance of our experiences around pregnancy and childbirth, and how celebrating the changing of our seasons was crucial to our sense of self.
(925) 436-1191 View (925) 436-1191
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Emily Overstreet
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I work with adults with a wide range of difficulties, from anxiety and depression to struggles in relationships to prenatal and postpartum challenges to concerns around self-esteem and identity.
It takes a great deal of courage to begin therapy, and thus I strive to create a space in which individuals feel truly seen, heard, and deeply understood. I believe that people are intrinsically resilient, and I will work with you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself so that you can make meaningful changes in your life. Together, we will work toward navigating difficult transitions, improving the quality of your relationships, and developing more effective coping skills. My style is warm and collaborative, and I always tailor treatment to individual needs.
I work with adults with a wide range of difficulties, from anxiety and depression to struggles in relationships to prenatal and postpartum challenges to concerns around self-esteem and identity.
It takes a great deal of courage to begin therapy, and thus I strive to create a space in which individuals feel truly seen, heard, and deeply understood. I believe that people are intrinsically resilient, and I will work with you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself so that you can make meaningful changes in your life. Together, we will work toward navigating difficult transitions, improving the quality of your relationships, and developing more effective coping skills. My style is warm and collaborative, and I always tailor treatment to individual needs.
(510) 345-5042 View (510) 345-5042
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Kathleen Wonacott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
I believe that deep down, everyone has the answer they are looking for; it’s about working with the right person to help you uncover it. I specialize in helping people navigate parenthood/postpartum, depression and anxiety. I also enjoy working with people coping with ADHD, trauma, folks who are longing for a stronger sense of self, and can help develop stronger boundaries and reduce people pleasing behaviors.
I believe that deep down, everyone has the answer they are looking for; it’s about working with the right person to help you uncover it. I specialize in helping people navigate parenthood/postpartum, depression and anxiety. I also enjoy working with people coping with ADHD, trauma, folks who are longing for a stronger sense of self, and can help develop stronger boundaries and reduce people pleasing behaviors.
(510) 519-3037 View (510) 519-3037
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.