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    Perinatal and Postpartum Counseling

    Depression and anxiety that occur during pregnancy is called perinatal mood and anxiety disorders(PMADs). PMADs affect about 10% of women during their pregnancy. After the birth of the baby, some mothers may experience postpartum depression (PPD). Experiencing baby blues, anger, lack of sleep, and adjusting to a new routine can be challenging for both parents.

    So ask yourself the following questions

    Have I been feeling down more since having my baby?

    I am having difficulty forming attaching with my baby?

    I am struggling with body image concerns?

    Do I feel like, I have lost a sense of self or control of my life?

    If you have answered yes to any or all of these questions. Together, we can create strategies to help you transition through this new normal.

    What Factors Can Trigger PMADs

    • History of mood disorder and anxiety
    • History of miscarriage or stillbirths
    • Loss of income or employment
    • History of domestic abuse, molestation, or rape
    • Unexpected pregnancy
    • Lack support from family and significant other
    • Multiple pregnancies