Perinatal and Postpartum
Perinatal & Postpartum Depression
Are you struggling with a depressed mood and/or anxiety that keeps you from functioning normally either during pregnancy or within the first year of giving birth? There is hope. Many women find the perinatal time period to be difficult and are not only coping with physical shifts in their hormones and body chemistry, but also preparing mentally and emotionally for a shift in their current personal and family functioning.
Many women are offered anti-depressants from their providers when they display symptoms of depression.
Do you wish to try alternative therapies before trying medication?
Many women are successful in overcoming some of their depressed moods/anxiety through counseling and/or other holistic therapies- gaining insight about themselves and becoming more informed about themselves, their own expectations, and anticipatory guidance.
Are you interested in discussing or have you started medication?
Research shows the combination of anti-depressants in conjunction with talk therapy greatly reduces the signs and symptoms of depression. In addition, your therapist will be able to track your depression and moods to work with your provider to find the right medication and dosage for you.