Perinatal Mental Health
Let's be real - parenting is hard! It can feel isolating, overwhelming, and frustrating. It may also be mixed with moments of pride and joy, which can feel incredibly confusing. I am here to help you tackle the struggles, find balance, and quit trying to live up to this unrealistic expectation of perfection society puts on us or that we see on social media.
PERINATAL MOOD & ANXIETY DISORDERS (PMADs)
Did you know 1 in 5 to 7 mothers will experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD)? This is more than just the common "baby blues" that can last a few weeks. This is far more intense, can be debilitating, and can occur anytime in the perinatal period (pregnancy up through first year after birth and even beyond). PMADs consist of more than postpartum depression. It also encompasses much overlap with other symptoms from other disorders such as OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and even psychosis. PMADs can also present as having very scary and seemingly unspeakable thoughts, feeling overwhelmed, and/or extreme anger. Many mothers may feel embarrassed, ashamed, guilty, or may not even recognize what they are experiencing is a PMAD. You do not have to go through this alone. I will help you get back on track, tackle the struggles of the perinatal period and beyond, and have you feeling more confident in your abilities as a parent.