Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists in Decatur, GA

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Joy Cauley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
Specialties: Anxiety and depression, perinatal mental health, trauma, faith/integration, stress, life transitions, multicultural counseling, family of origin, and relationship issues.
I love working with adults of all ages and have a heart for supporting women through their journey into motherhood, both pre- and post-partum. I love getting to know people from different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives than my own and engage in ongoing training to do my very best to serve our diverse community well. I provide individual therapy for adults, as well as skills-based DBT groups.
Specialties: Anxiety and depression, perinatal mental health, trauma, faith/integration, stress, life transitions, multicultural counseling, family of origin, and relationship issues.
I love working with adults of all ages and have a heart for supporting women through their journey into motherhood, both pre- and post-partum. I love getting to know people from different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives than my own and engage in ongoing training to do my very best to serve our diverse community well. I provide individual therapy for adults, as well as skills-based DBT groups.
(404) 941-1463 View (404) 941-1463
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Ellerbe May
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
My practice supports adults in mindfully navigating the challenges of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and difficult life transitions, including the transition to parenthood. I enjoy working with parents as they navigate difficult moments and phases of their parenting journey and am passionate about helping mothers in the perinatal period, including trying to conceive, pregnancy, postpartum, and the transition to motherhood. For all of us, there are moments in life when things feel like “too much.” These moments are worthy of our attention.
My practice supports adults in mindfully navigating the challenges of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and difficult life transitions, including the transition to parenthood. I enjoy working with parents as they navigate difficult moments and phases of their parenting journey and am passionate about helping mothers in the perinatal period, including trying to conceive, pregnancy, postpartum, and the transition to motherhood. For all of us, there are moments in life when things feel like “too much.” These moments are worthy of our attention.
(470) 458-4259 View (470) 458-4259
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Andreka Peat
Psychologist, PsyD, MPH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
At Women's Wellness of Atlanta I provide specialized counseling services for women. I have special interests in working with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (i.e. postpartum depression), fertility challenges, birth trauma, relationship concerns, identity development, spirituality, grief/loss, depression, and parenting concerns.
At Women's Wellness of Atlanta I provide specialized counseling services for women. I have special interests in working with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (i.e. postpartum depression), fertility challenges, birth trauma, relationship concerns, identity development, spirituality, grief/loss, depression, and parenting concerns.
(678) 400-0058 View (678) 400-0058
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Dr. Carolyn Brennan
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
I work with clients who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD, or who are going through challenging life transitions. I also specialize in treating perinatal mental health concerns. The clients I work with are typically looking for coping skills that they can use to navigate life's challenges. I use evidence-based treatments that are supported by research, while also working to create a warm and supportive therapy environment. In addition to my work as a therapist, I'm a part-time instructor at Georgia State University, where I teach doctoral students in clinical psychology.
I work with clients who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD, or who are going through challenging life transitions. I also specialize in treating perinatal mental health concerns. The clients I work with are typically looking for coping skills that they can use to navigate life's challenges. I use evidence-based treatments that are supported by research, while also working to create a warm and supportive therapy environment. In addition to my work as a therapist, I'm a part-time instructor at Georgia State University, where I teach doctoral students in clinical psychology.
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Brita S. Reed Lucey
Psychologist, PsyD, MD, MTS
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
I offer both group and individual therapy for people on a fertility journey, including experiencing infertility, undergoing IUI/IVF, as well as experiencing intended parenthood, pregnancy, the "fourth trimester,” and parenting after infertility.
For over 35 years, as both a fertility psychologist and OB/GYN with a strong interest in infertility, I have loved helping people on their fertility journey. Are you on a fertility journey? Have you experienced obstacles along the way? Perhaps nothing is as disempowering as struggling with fertility. For many of us, issues with fertility mark the first time that we've wanted our bodies to do something that they seem not capable of doing. Challenges with fertility are traumatic experiences. Is it any wonder why we may be struggling?
I offer both group and individual therapy for people on a fertility journey, including experiencing infertility, undergoing IUI/IVF, as well as experiencing intended parenthood, pregnancy, the "fourth trimester,” and parenting after infertility.
For over 35 years, as both a fertility psychologist and OB/GYN with a strong interest in infertility, I have loved helping people on their fertility journey. Are you on a fertility journey? Have you experienced obstacles along the way? Perhaps nothing is as disempowering as struggling with fertility. For many of us, issues with fertility mark the first time that we've wanted our bodies to do something that they seem not capable of doing. Challenges with fertility are traumatic experiences. Is it any wonder why we may be struggling?
(470) 828-2085 View (470) 828-2085
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Alexandra Gellin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, RYT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
With specialized training in perinatal mental health and Child-Parent Psychotherapy, I provide care for individuals and families experiencing trauma and mental health issues.
I believe that authenticity, balance and connection are available to all of us, regardless of past pain or current stuckness. I am guided by the motto “You have to feel it to heal it”, and provide a safe and compassionate space in which individuals and families are invited to process pain, anger, loss, and fear, integrate those experiences and move forward. As a former teacher, child therapist and parent, I understand the importance of supporting caregivers to improve the health of the entire system.
With specialized training in perinatal mental health and Child-Parent Psychotherapy, I provide care for individuals and families experiencing trauma and mental health issues.
I believe that authenticity, balance and connection are available to all of us, regardless of past pain or current stuckness. I am guided by the motto “You have to feel it to heal it”, and provide a safe and compassionate space in which individuals and families are invited to process pain, anger, loss, and fear, integrate those experiences and move forward. As a former teacher, child therapist and parent, I understand the importance of supporting caregivers to improve the health of the entire system.
(404) 574-4398 View (404) 574-4398
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Aspen Grove Counseling and Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
We support college/graduate students, those navigating pregnancy and the postpartum period, and much more.
You've been thinking about reaching out to a therapist for a while now, but it feels so hard to find someone who's a good fit. You've searched the internet looking for a therapist that you can relate with. Maybe you've even reached out to a therapist or two only to find that they are not taking new clients, or worse, they never even called you back. Finding help shouldn't be this hard! Whether you are looking for a couples therapist to help navigate a difficult time with your partner, or if you are coming to therapy on your own because you haven't been feeling like yourself and you could use a little extra help, we are here for you.
We support college/graduate students, those navigating pregnancy and the postpartum period, and much more.
You've been thinking about reaching out to a therapist for a while now, but it feels so hard to find someone who's a good fit. You've searched the internet looking for a therapist that you can relate with. Maybe you've even reached out to a therapist or two only to find that they are not taking new clients, or worse, they never even called you back. Finding help shouldn't be this hard! Whether you are looking for a couples therapist to help navigate a difficult time with your partner, or if you are coming to therapy on your own because you haven't been feeling like yourself and you could use a little extra help, we are here for you.
(770) 464-5240 View (770) 464-5240
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Keshia McClendon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030  (Online Only)
I specialize in supporting clients through relationship challenges, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum depression and pregnancy loss.
Welcome! I applaud you for taking the first steps on your journey of self-discovery. The one thing that is constant in life is change. When we go through transitional periods, we may encounter things that trigger self-doubt, anxiety, depression, and feelings of grief and loss. My goal as your therapist is to help you figure out how to successfully move forward during these difficult times.
I specialize in supporting clients through relationship challenges, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum depression and pregnancy loss.
Welcome! I applaud you for taking the first steps on your journey of self-discovery. The one thing that is constant in life is change. When we go through transitional periods, we may encounter things that trigger self-doubt, anxiety, depression, and feelings of grief and loss. My goal as your therapist is to help you figure out how to successfully move forward during these difficult times.
(404) 620-2894 View (404) 620-2894
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Brannon C Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, NCC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
I specialize in the treatment of Trauma and Perinatal Mental Health.
Are you in search of support? Perhaps you need help identifying and working through things that are keeping you from feeling content in your life? Maybe you're feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depleted, or just not yourself. I strive to create a warm, supportive environment where you can safely explore yourself and the issues troubling you. It is my mission to help you navigate experiences and challenges within your life, in a way that is both meaningful and oriented with your personal goals, in order to foster healing and growth, as you see it! Feeling unsure about your personal goals? We can work on defining those, too! Let's begin!
I specialize in the treatment of Trauma and Perinatal Mental Health.
Are you in search of support? Perhaps you need help identifying and working through things that are keeping you from feeling content in your life? Maybe you're feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depleted, or just not yourself. I strive to create a warm, supportive environment where you can safely explore yourself and the issues troubling you. It is my mission to help you navigate experiences and challenges within your life, in a way that is both meaningful and oriented with your personal goals, in order to foster healing and growth, as you see it! Feeling unsure about your personal goals? We can work on defining those, too! Let's begin!
(404) 341-7239 View (404) 341-7239
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Jenny Barwick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
I specialize in depression treatment among different populations- infertility, PMADs (perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders), depression, grief, older adults, and caregiving.
Are you depressed? Do you feel alone in a room full of people? Do you find yourself wanting to cry but not knowing why? My favorite quote is, "The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality" and I wholeheartedly believe in it. Depression does not discriminate. I specialize in depression treatment among different populations- infertility, perinatal mood disorders, older adults, and midlife adults. Another speciality includes caregiving and different types of grief. You don't have to do this alone. I believe therapy makes the world a better place and you are brave for seeking help.
I specialize in depression treatment among different populations- infertility, PMADs (perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders), depression, grief, older adults, and caregiving.
Are you depressed? Do you feel alone in a room full of people? Do you find yourself wanting to cry but not knowing why? My favorite quote is, "The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality" and I wholeheartedly believe in it. Depression does not discriminate. I specialize in depression treatment among different populations- infertility, perinatal mood disorders, older adults, and midlife adults. Another speciality includes caregiving and different types of grief. You don't have to do this alone. I believe therapy makes the world a better place and you are brave for seeking help.
(770) 637-7266 View (770) 637-7266
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BetterSelf, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, MAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30031
Waitlist for new clients
As an LCSW, I'm dedicated to helping clients navigate life's stressors, including postpartum periods and common mental health issues. My unique perspective as an African American therapist allows me to specialize in serving Aferican American men and women, particularly men, ensuring meaningful therapeutic connections. Through flexible sessions, we set goals and manage symptoms. I believe in therapy's transformative power and help clients tap into inner strength and personal growth. As a self-pay practice, I guarantee utmost privacy and respect.
As an LCSW, I'm dedicated to helping clients navigate life's stressors, including postpartum periods and common mental health issues. My unique perspective as an African American therapist allows me to specialize in serving Aferican American men and women, particularly men, ensuring meaningful therapeutic connections. Through flexible sessions, we set goals and manage symptoms. I believe in therapy's transformative power and help clients tap into inner strength and personal growth. As a self-pay practice, I guarantee utmost privacy and respect.
(404) 923-8360 View (404) 923-8360
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Sakina Huffman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30035
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who started my career in mental health over 10 years ago. My journey begin with assisting a family member cope with postpartum and divorce. My motivation and passion is with healing others who are experiencing life struggles and are seeking assistance with coping with life stressors such as: mood disorders, anger management, relational problems, and conflict resolution to name a few. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to address thought processes and behaviors.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who started my career in mental health over 10 years ago. My journey begin with assisting a family member cope with postpartum and divorce. My motivation and passion is with healing others who are experiencing life struggles and are seeking assistance with coping with life stressors such as: mood disorders, anger management, relational problems, and conflict resolution to name a few. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to address thought processes and behaviors.
(470) 318-3488 View (470) 318-3488
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Sakina Huffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30035
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who started my career in mental health over 10 years ago. My journey begin with assisting a family member cope with postpartum and divorce. My motivation and passion is with healing others who are experiencing life struggles and are seeking assistance with coping with life stressors such as: mood disorders, anger management, relational problems, and conflict resolution to name a few. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to address thought processes and behaviors.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who started my career in mental health over 10 years ago. My journey begin with assisting a family member cope with postpartum and divorce. My motivation and passion is with healing others who are experiencing life struggles and are seeking assistance with coping with life stressors such as: mood disorders, anger management, relational problems, and conflict resolution to name a few. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to address thought processes and behaviors.
(678) 846-6825 View (678) 846-6825
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Sydney Calloway
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated from Mercer University with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After 5 years of working in community mental health both at the inpatient and outpatient levels I have gained invaluable experience working with individuals from multicultural backgrounds. My experience includes treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, grief, postpartum, racial issues, substance abuse, and more.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated from Mercer University with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After 5 years of working in community mental health both at the inpatient and outpatient levels I have gained invaluable experience working with individuals from multicultural backgrounds. My experience includes treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, grief, postpartum, racial issues, substance abuse, and more.
(404) 948-3194 View (404) 948-3194
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Caroline Singletary
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
My areas of expertise, experience, and interest: grief, ADHD and neurodivergence, men, teens, cancer, chronic illness, and caregiving, postpartum and perinatal mood disorders, medical trauma for healthcare providers, and those who work in the film industry.
There are many reasons why you might be seeking therapy at this very moment. It could be because of a major life event- a death, a cancer diagnosis, the end of a relationship, or trauma. It could be because of a lot of small things that have accumulated over time. It could be preventative or restorative. Or it could be just because. You might be therapy-curious, or wonder if you even need therapy. Whatever has brought you to this point, I believe that the most important part of a therapeutic relationship is connection. Our first session is an opportunity to get to know each other and see whether we both feel like it’s the right fit.
My areas of expertise, experience, and interest: grief, ADHD and neurodivergence, men, teens, cancer, chronic illness, and caregiving, postpartum and perinatal mood disorders, medical trauma for healthcare providers, and those who work in the film industry.
There are many reasons why you might be seeking therapy at this very moment. It could be because of a major life event- a death, a cancer diagnosis, the end of a relationship, or trauma. It could be because of a lot of small things that have accumulated over time. It could be preventative or restorative. Or it could be just because. You might be therapy-curious, or wonder if you even need therapy. Whatever has brought you to this point, I believe that the most important part of a therapeutic relationship is connection. Our first session is an opportunity to get to know each other and see whether we both feel like it’s the right fit.
(470) 625-5868 View (470) 625-5868
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Stella Harney
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033
I have the passion to help parents navigate the most vulnerable times in their lives including how to manage stressors and emotional wellbeing during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Are you struggling with transitioning into new roles and overwhelmed with responsibilities as a new parent? Do you find yourself feeling alone or pressured to follow society’s high expectational stigma of what it means to be a good parent? Want to rekindle your relationship and sex life with your partner after the adjustment of having a baby but not sure where to start? Do you experience low desire or sexual struggles when it comes to sex, or even find it a “chore” to check off your list?
I have the passion to help parents navigate the most vulnerable times in their lives including how to manage stressors and emotional wellbeing during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Are you struggling with transitioning into new roles and overwhelmed with responsibilities as a new parent? Do you find yourself feeling alone or pressured to follow society’s high expectational stigma of what it means to be a good parent? Want to rekindle your relationship and sex life with your partner after the adjustment of having a baby but not sure where to start? Do you experience low desire or sexual struggles when it comes to sex, or even find it a “chore” to check off your list?
(470) 567-4176 View (470) 567-4176
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Elise Ramia
Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
I work with individuals and couples of all backgrounds and take a particular interest in women’s issues such as empowerment, identity, and perinatal mental health.
Life is all about relationships. Relationships with ourselves, our loved ones, and our community. While relationships can often bring us great joy, they can also generate feelings of anxiety, depression, and uncertainty. Through our therapeutic partnership, I will help you build the skills to better manage these disruptive feelings and gain insight into your behaviors, ultimately allowing you to find balance and fulfillment.
I work with individuals and couples of all backgrounds and take a particular interest in women’s issues such as empowerment, identity, and perinatal mental health.
Life is all about relationships. Relationships with ourselves, our loved ones, and our community. While relationships can often bring us great joy, they can also generate feelings of anxiety, depression, and uncertainty. Through our therapeutic partnership, I will help you build the skills to better manage these disruptive feelings and gain insight into your behaviors, ultimately allowing you to find balance and fulfillment.
(404) 390-4288 x6 View (404) 390-4288 x6
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Abby Marateck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
While I have specialties in grief and postpartum mental health, I enjoy working with depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
The future may not feel bright right now. You may be overcome by a feeling of hopelessness that seems like it will last forever. The death of a loved one, the loss of your identity, or loneliness might feel all-consuming. Let the part of you that wants things to be different help you to reach out. I am here to provide a safe space to be heard, to be supported, and to help you identify your unique gifts and strengths. Together we can collaborate to restore balance to your life and let some of the light back in.
While I have specialties in grief and postpartum mental health, I enjoy working with depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
The future may not feel bright right now. You may be overcome by a feeling of hopelessness that seems like it will last forever. The death of a loved one, the loss of your identity, or loneliness might feel all-consuming. Let the part of you that wants things to be different help you to reach out. I am here to provide a safe space to be heard, to be supported, and to help you identify your unique gifts and strengths. Together we can collaborate to restore balance to your life and let some of the light back in.
(404) 724-5511 View (404) 724-5511
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Brita S. Reed Lucey
Psychologist, PsyD, MD, MTS
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
I offer both group and individual therapy for people on a fertility journey, including experiencing infertility, undergoing IUI/IVF, as well as experiencing intended parenthood, pregnancy, the "fourth trimester,” and parenting after infertility.
For over 35 years, as both a fertility psychologist and OB/GYN with a strong interest in infertility, I have loved helping people on their fertility journey. Are you on a fertility journey? Have you experienced obstacles along the way? Perhaps nothing is as disempowering as struggling with fertility. For many of us, issues with fertility mark the first time that we've wanted our bodies to do something that they seem not capable of doing. Challenges with fertility are traumatic experiences. Is it any wonder why we may be struggling?
I offer both group and individual therapy for people on a fertility journey, including experiencing infertility, undergoing IUI/IVF, as well as experiencing intended parenthood, pregnancy, the "fourth trimester,” and parenting after infertility.
For over 35 years, as both a fertility psychologist and OB/GYN with a strong interest in infertility, I have loved helping people on their fertility journey. Are you on a fertility journey? Have you experienced obstacles along the way? Perhaps nothing is as disempowering as struggling with fertility. For many of us, issues with fertility mark the first time that we've wanted our bodies to do something that they seem not capable of doing. Challenges with fertility are traumatic experiences. Is it any wonder why we may be struggling?
(802) 520-1034 View (802) 520-1034
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Tamara S Ashley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, RRT-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
Have you been dealing with trauma, PTSD, guilt & shame, panic attacks, anxiety, or phobias? I use a gentle, effective therapy approach that can provide healing without the need to relive the emotional pain of the past. As a trauma specialist, I work with rape survivors, veterans, police and other first responders, and clients with trauma from childhood abuse, domestic violence, traumatic childbirth, car accidents, and other traumatic events.
Have you been dealing with trauma, PTSD, guilt & shame, panic attacks, anxiety, or phobias? I use a gentle, effective therapy approach that can provide healing without the need to relive the emotional pain of the past. As a trauma specialist, I work with rape survivors, veterans, police and other first responders, and clients with trauma from childhood abuse, domestic violence, traumatic childbirth, car accidents, and other traumatic events.
(678) 929-1174 View (678) 929-1174
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.