When a woman, or a couple, makes the decision to get pregnant and start a family, only happy thoughts cross their minds. They dream of the beautiful, healthy child they’ll bring into their lives, they plan for the pregnancy, they plan for the delivery, and for the months afterward.
The happy thoughts start being challenged when the woman develops some type of mood or anxiety disorder during pregnancy or after giving birth. PPMDs are usually not included in the plans, and can be pretty debilitating.
One out of 8 women end up developing some type of Postpartum Reaction, which can range from the mildest Baby Blues to the more serious Postpartum Psychosis.
Perinatal Mood and/or Anxiety Disorders are more common than one thinks, but given the right treatment, they’re 100% curable.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy to help women who are experiencing PPMDs understand their condition and take charge of their recovery.