Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Molly Martucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I am a fully licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with new and expecting mothers. As a new mother myself, I understand and appreciate both the joys and challenges of motherhood. I also understand that pregnancy and motherhood can often be accompanied by increases in anxiety, depression, and general life stress. I believe that a compassionate therapeutic approach is the key to helping clients work through the unexpected difficulties that can accompany pregnancy and motherhood. In addition to my work with new and expecting moms, I also enjoy working with families, children, and adolescents.
I am a fully licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with new and expecting mothers. As a new mother myself, I understand and appreciate both the joys and challenges of motherhood. I also understand that pregnancy and motherhood can often be accompanied by increases in anxiety, depression, and general life stress. I believe that a compassionate therapeutic approach is the key to helping clients work through the unexpected difficulties that can accompany pregnancy and motherhood. In addition to my work with new and expecting moms, I also enjoy working with families, children, and adolescents.
(336) 443-6196 View (336) 443-6196
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Joy S Elliot
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
I am the owner of Attuned Psychotherapy. We are a private group practice in NE Raleigh, NC. Our team offers child/play therapy as well as individual, couples, family, & group counseling. I specialize in treatment of complex childhood trauma, domestic violence, religious trauma, & pregnancy/infant loss. My primary framework is attachment focused. As humans we are designed to enjoy connection with others. From before birth we are already making connections to significant people in our lives. We need secure loving relationships in order to function optimally. When safety is threatened & love is absent we become overwhelmed.
I am the owner of Attuned Psychotherapy. We are a private group practice in NE Raleigh, NC. Our team offers child/play therapy as well as individual, couples, family, & group counseling. I specialize in treatment of complex childhood trauma, domestic violence, religious trauma, & pregnancy/infant loss. My primary framework is attachment focused. As humans we are designed to enjoy connection with others. From before birth we are already making connections to significant people in our lives. We need secure loving relationships in order to function optimally. When safety is threatened & love is absent we become overwhelmed.
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Jessica Nowadly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Hello! I am so glad you are here. It can take courage to initiate therapy and I am proud of you for taking this first step in finding the right therapist for you. My name is Jessica and I am a perinatal mental health therapist. In my practice I specialize in birth trauma, NICU, infertility, and postpartum anxiety. I also love working with mamas across the spectrum from reproductive concerns all the way to empty nesting, and everything in between. Wherever you are on the journey, you are welcome here. The journey of becoming a mother can be a complex experience, often taking us to places unexpected. You are not alone.
Hello! I am so glad you are here. It can take courage to initiate therapy and I am proud of you for taking this first step in finding the right therapist for you. My name is Jessica and I am a perinatal mental health therapist. In my practice I specialize in birth trauma, NICU, infertility, and postpartum anxiety. I also love working with mamas across the spectrum from reproductive concerns all the way to empty nesting, and everything in between. Wherever you are on the journey, you are welcome here. The journey of becoming a mother can be a complex experience, often taking us to places unexpected. You are not alone.
(919) 813-6825 View (919) 813-6825
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Jayda Irizarry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27606
I specialize in working with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, mood disorders, perinatal mental health, identity development, and life transitions.
I would like to commend you for taking the step of seeking therapy! Right now, you may be viewing therapy as daunting, exciting, or something new. Regardless of where you are, it is my commitment to meet you there, free of judgments and ready to listen. Life’s transitions, journeys, and unexpected changes comes with many successes and challenges. It is my passion to stand alongside children, adolescents, and adults with a supportive, compassionate and goal-oriented approach. My therapeutic style is warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative.
I specialize in working with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, mood disorders, perinatal mental health, identity development, and life transitions.
I would like to commend you for taking the step of seeking therapy! Right now, you may be viewing therapy as daunting, exciting, or something new. Regardless of where you are, it is my commitment to meet you there, free of judgments and ready to listen. Life’s transitions, journeys, and unexpected changes comes with many successes and challenges. It is my passion to stand alongside children, adolescents, and adults with a supportive, compassionate and goal-oriented approach. My therapeutic style is warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative.
(984) 206-3342 View (984) 206-3342
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Anchor Perinatal Wellness
Not Verified Not Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612
Anchor Perinatal Wellness is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that serves adults during pregnancy and up to 18 months postpartum who are struggling with the following perinatal conditions: ​depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, traumatic birth, obsessions and compulsions, bipolar disorder, and other perinatal distress.
Anchor Perinatal Wellness is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that serves adults during pregnancy and up to 18 months postpartum who are struggling with the following perinatal conditions: ​depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, traumatic birth, obsessions and compulsions, bipolar disorder, and other perinatal distress.
(919) 366-5360 View (919) 366-5360
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Sarah Stevens Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
I work with adults, couples, mothers experiencing perinatal issues, and families.
I believe that every human is shaped by an interplay of factors that come from within and without the person. That is to say that the power of therapy comes from a deeper understanding of the forces inside and out that shape a person into a unique individual. I also find that the center of psychotherapy is the relationship--the relationship with those in one’s life, the relationship with the therapist, and the relationship with oneself. Whether you are seeking therapy to find a deeper purpose in your life, or you are experiencing life’s challenges in the form of pain, anxiety, depression, loss, or conflict, I am here to help.
I work with adults, couples, mothers experiencing perinatal issues, and families.
I believe that every human is shaped by an interplay of factors that come from within and without the person. That is to say that the power of therapy comes from a deeper understanding of the forces inside and out that shape a person into a unique individual. I also find that the center of psychotherapy is the relationship--the relationship with those in one’s life, the relationship with the therapist, and the relationship with oneself. Whether you are seeking therapy to find a deeper purpose in your life, or you are experiencing life’s challenges in the form of pain, anxiety, depression, loss, or conflict, I am here to help.
(919) 343-0676 View (919) 343-0676
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Hearth Counseling and Consulting, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHCS, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I am a Certified Perinatal Mental Health and EMDR therapist.
Motherhood can be challenging and adjusting to your new life can be harder than expected. Whether you're facing the aftermath of a traumatic birth experience, struggling with the challenges of postpartum depression, or navigating the complexities of parenthood, I am committed to walking alongside you every step of the way. Struggling with infertility can be a deeply emotional and isolating experience. Whether you're facing difficulties conceiving, undergoing fertility treatments, or coping with pregnancy loss, know that you're not alone.
I am a Certified Perinatal Mental Health and EMDR therapist.
Motherhood can be challenging and adjusting to your new life can be harder than expected. Whether you're facing the aftermath of a traumatic birth experience, struggling with the challenges of postpartum depression, or navigating the complexities of parenthood, I am committed to walking alongside you every step of the way. Struggling with infertility can be a deeply emotional and isolating experience. Whether you're facing difficulties conceiving, undergoing fertility treatments, or coping with pregnancy loss, know that you're not alone.
(984) 213-5506 View (984) 213-5506
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Courtney Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, CMIP, CD-DONA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
The goal, particularly for families who are in the prenatal/postnatal stages of childbirth is to help rediscover who they are, understanding new roles and build self confidence.
Have you been avoiding fights with those close to you? Families adapting to their new lifestyle after having a kid(s), getting married, starting new relationships or even divorce, along with handling other life changes can be overwhelming. Do you feel like you're struggling to express yourself or trying not to blow up? Struggling to reconnect with yourself and each other, can be very painful, and it’s common for many couples, especially in the first few years. Unfortunately, many people learn to avoid all conflicts in relationships. This can lead to resentment, which can cause more recurrent arguments and lead to long-term problems.
The goal, particularly for families who are in the prenatal/postnatal stages of childbirth is to help rediscover who they are, understanding new roles and build self confidence.
Have you been avoiding fights with those close to you? Families adapting to their new lifestyle after having a kid(s), getting married, starting new relationships or even divorce, along with handling other life changes can be overwhelming. Do you feel like you're struggling to express yourself or trying not to blow up? Struggling to reconnect with yourself and each other, can be very painful, and it’s common for many couples, especially in the first few years. Unfortunately, many people learn to avoid all conflicts in relationships. This can lead to resentment, which can cause more recurrent arguments and lead to long-term problems.
(919) 726-0669 View (919) 726-0669
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Michelle Dodson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Are you or your child struggling with feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Are you dealing with a stressful life transition and need support? I provide virtual therapy to adults, teens, and children ages 8+. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, perinatal mood issues, attention difficulties, behavior issues, trauma, and grief/loss. I'm also a mom of 3 and enjoy helping parents navigate life changes and find work/life balance.
Are you or your child struggling with feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Are you dealing with a stressful life transition and need support? I provide virtual therapy to adults, teens, and children ages 8+. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, perinatal mood issues, attention difficulties, behavior issues, trauma, and grief/loss. I'm also a mom of 3 and enjoy helping parents navigate life changes and find work/life balance.
(984) 295-3931 View (984) 295-3931
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Mandy Balmadrid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in working with adults (18+) who are experiencing anxiety, attachment issues, depression, grief/loss, infertility, midlife transitions, parenthood struggles, perinatal/postpartum mood disorders, and trauma. I believe working through some of the most difficult times in our life requires additional support. You deserve that so you can heal and feel like yourself again.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in working with adults (18+) who are experiencing anxiety, attachment issues, depression, grief/loss, infertility, midlife transitions, parenthood struggles, perinatal/postpartum mood disorders, and trauma. I believe working through some of the most difficult times in our life requires additional support. You deserve that so you can heal and feel like yourself again.
(984) 733-1241 View (984) 733-1241
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Ashley Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
My focus is on infertility and perinatal mental health. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples navigate the stressors of family building. I focus on supporting you along every step in the process, including struggling with infertility, miscarriage or pregnancy loss, navigating fertility treatment, and pre/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I strive to help you uncover strengths, while teaching new coping strategies to overcome hurdles and adapt to challenging situations.
My focus is on infertility and perinatal mental health. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples navigate the stressors of family building. I focus on supporting you along every step in the process, including struggling with infertility, miscarriage or pregnancy loss, navigating fertility treatment, and pre/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I strive to help you uncover strengths, while teaching new coping strategies to overcome hurdles and adapt to challenging situations.
(919) 336-1432 View (919) 336-1432
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Candace Lightheart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CSI
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
I specialize in perinatal mental health and working with individuals with substance use concerns, including those in recovery.
As you settle into and navigate the waters of new roles and responsibilities feelings of worry, self-doubt, and regret can arise. You may even find yourself pretending to be fine when in fact you are struggling and overwhelmed. If you ignore these feelings, they can intensify and turn into more significant mental health concerns. Adjusting to new roles and responsibilities, even those we are excited to take on is hard work. It’s OK to embrace your emotions, reassess, and pivot when your plans are not working out the way you envisioned.
I specialize in perinatal mental health and working with individuals with substance use concerns, including those in recovery.
As you settle into and navigate the waters of new roles and responsibilities feelings of worry, self-doubt, and regret can arise. You may even find yourself pretending to be fine when in fact you are struggling and overwhelmed. If you ignore these feelings, they can intensify and turn into more significant mental health concerns. Adjusting to new roles and responsibilities, even those we are excited to take on is hard work. It’s OK to embrace your emotions, reassess, and pivot when your plans are not working out the way you envisioned.
(919) 804-1124 View (919) 804-1124
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Vivian Hurlston Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27610  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Vivian. I specialize in supporting individuals who are experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders, Perinatal loss and grief, and challenges related to having a baby in the NICU. My approach is compassionate and evidence-based, and I am committed to helping you navigate these difficult experiences. ​
Hi, I'm Vivian. I specialize in supporting individuals who are experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders, Perinatal loss and grief, and challenges related to having a baby in the NICU. My approach is compassionate and evidence-based, and I am committed to helping you navigate these difficult experiences. ​
(919) 200-0663 View (919) 200-0663
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Roxanne Rosenberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612
Pregnancy, Postpartum, Reproductive, Adoption, Parenting, & Trauma Psychotherapy: I am a licensed professional counselor with 15 years of experience working with women, birth givers, and parents. I hold psychology degrees from Yale and Duke, as well as a certification in perinatal mental health. I am a perpetual student, always looking to learn new ways I can support my clients. Years working in adoptions has also equipped me to support birthparents, prospective & current adoptive parents, & adopted teens/adults. I primary use DBT and ACT.
Pregnancy, Postpartum, Reproductive, Adoption, Parenting, & Trauma Psychotherapy: I am a licensed professional counselor with 15 years of experience working with women, birth givers, and parents. I hold psychology degrees from Yale and Duke, as well as a certification in perinatal mental health. I am a perpetual student, always looking to learn new ways I can support my clients. Years working in adoptions has also equipped me to support birthparents, prospective & current adoptive parents, & adopted teens/adults. I primary use DBT and ACT.
(919) 583-6258 View (919) 583-6258
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Michelle Chiaramonte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
Looking for answers? Therapy can help. Whether you are struggling with mood issues, frustration with family problems, your relationship is hurting, ineffective communication or challenging life transitions, you are in the right place! I provide counseling to individuals, couples, and families focused on Anxiety/Depression, Marriage & Couples Counseling, Postpartum Issues, and Family Counseling.
Looking for answers? Therapy can help. Whether you are struggling with mood issues, frustration with family problems, your relationship is hurting, ineffective communication or challenging life transitions, you are in the right place! I provide counseling to individuals, couples, and families focused on Anxiety/Depression, Marriage & Couples Counseling, Postpartum Issues, and Family Counseling.
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Stephanie Puckett
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor certified in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Has life been feeling "off" lately? Are you struggling with anxiety, low mood, lack of motivation, or stress? Has a recent significant life change, loss, or transition made functioning difficult? You want support, clarity, and an unbiased listener as you work through complex thoughts and feelings. Setting small, realistic goals and learning coping skills through therapy can help guide you toward the life you want and deserve.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor certified in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Has life been feeling "off" lately? Are you struggling with anxiety, low mood, lack of motivation, or stress? Has a recent significant life change, loss, or transition made functioning difficult? You want support, clarity, and an unbiased listener as you work through complex thoughts and feelings. Setting small, realistic goals and learning coping skills through therapy can help guide you toward the life you want and deserve.
(984) 213-4283 View (984) 213-4283
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Anna Whalen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, MS, EdS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I work with clients that are coming to counseling for parenting, family of origin issues, perinatal mental health, and perfectionism. My clients are often parents or young adults that are struggling to feel like they are doing a good job. They feel overwhelmed and a little depressed. They are struggling with issues that stem from their own childhood and upbringing. I work with them on showing themselves grace and compassion. We reframe and examine negative thoughts they are having, and I work with them to heal from their childhood wounds. We work together to define and appreciate all of their many roles and identities.
I work with clients that are coming to counseling for parenting, family of origin issues, perinatal mental health, and perfectionism. My clients are often parents or young adults that are struggling to feel like they are doing a good job. They feel overwhelmed and a little depressed. They are struggling with issues that stem from their own childhood and upbringing. I work with them on showing themselves grace and compassion. We reframe and examine negative thoughts they are having, and I work with them to heal from their childhood wounds. We work together to define and appreciate all of their many roles and identities.
(919) 429-8589 View (919) 429-8589
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Ashley Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27614  (Online Only)
I provide support for teens, young adults and adults experiencing stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity stressors, racial/cultural oppression, women's issues, relationship stress, perinatal mental health (infertility, pregnancy, postpartum depression and anxiety, and birth trauma).
You often find yourself feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, shutting down, or becoming defensive due to stress and anxiety. Juggling multiple responsibilities has you feeling as though you can't catch a break. Maybe you've been giving so much of yourself to others that you have nothing left for you. You're feeling exhausted from worrying so much about different things. Maybe you haven't been able to shake the "baby blues." You have reached a point where you want to feel in control of your life. Therapy offers a safe and non-judgmental space to explore these experiences.
I provide support for teens, young adults and adults experiencing stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity stressors, racial/cultural oppression, women's issues, relationship stress, perinatal mental health (infertility, pregnancy, postpartum depression and anxiety, and birth trauma).
You often find yourself feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, shutting down, or becoming defensive due to stress and anxiety. Juggling multiple responsibilities has you feeling as though you can't catch a break. Maybe you've been giving so much of yourself to others that you have nothing left for you. You're feeling exhausted from worrying so much about different things. Maybe you haven't been able to shake the "baby blues." You have reached a point where you want to feel in control of your life. Therapy offers a safe and non-judgmental space to explore these experiences.
(919) 849-3937 View (919) 849-3937
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Ameenah Ikram
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP) to help teens, adults, couples, and families who may be struggling with low mood, worried thoughts, trauma, relationship issues, multicultural identity concerns, perinatal issues, and adjustment difficulties.
The greatest way to 'get over' something, is to go 'through' it in a compassionate and non-judgmental way. When life becomes challenging, you can oftentimes feel confused about where to turn. Perhaps you wish to discover the ways in which the past may be holding you back, better understand the reason why you're feeling stagnant in the present, and explore why the future may feel so intimidating for you. You may need the help of others to feel stable again and seeking therapy is a brave and courageous first step. You can discover new ways of living that feel fulfilling in the here and now. You deserve to feel better, and I can help.
I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP) to help teens, adults, couples, and families who may be struggling with low mood, worried thoughts, trauma, relationship issues, multicultural identity concerns, perinatal issues, and adjustment difficulties.
The greatest way to 'get over' something, is to go 'through' it in a compassionate and non-judgmental way. When life becomes challenging, you can oftentimes feel confused about where to turn. Perhaps you wish to discover the ways in which the past may be holding you back, better understand the reason why you're feeling stagnant in the present, and explore why the future may feel so intimidating for you. You may need the help of others to feel stable again and seeking therapy is a brave and courageous first step. You can discover new ways of living that feel fulfilling in the here and now. You deserve to feel better, and I can help.
(919) 626-8940 x5 View (919) 626-8940 x5
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Casey Paganucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes life can be overwhelming. Perhaps you're tired of anxiety keeping you up at night or feel like depression is hindering you from living your life to your full potential. I enjoy working with adults who may feel trapped in a cycle of anxiety/depression or just feeling stuck in the monotony of every day life. Some issues I commonly work with clients on are: pregnancy/new parenting stress, career challenges, academic stress, alcohol use, relationship challenges, trauma.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming. Perhaps you're tired of anxiety keeping you up at night or feel like depression is hindering you from living your life to your full potential. I enjoy working with adults who may feel trapped in a cycle of anxiety/depression or just feeling stuck in the monotony of every day life. Some issues I commonly work with clients on are: pregnancy/new parenting stress, career challenges, academic stress, alcohol use, relationship challenges, trauma.
(919) 737-7120 View (919) 737-7120

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.