Peripartum Mood & Anxiety Disorder (PMADs)

Hope Clinic offers counseling for women dealing with Peripartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). Our counselors have all received additional training in treating postpartum disorders. Additionally, we are able to provide medical consultations with our Nurse Practitioner if deemed necessary.

What is Peripartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders?

“Normal Baby Blues” subside within 1-2 weeks and affects 80% of new mothers.  Many women cry easily or feel stressed following the birth of a baby. However, some women experience a more intense sadness that doesn’t go away. If this lasts for more than a couple of weeks, you may have peripartum mood & anxiety disorders.

Symptoms of peripartum mood & anxiety disorders can appear any time after delivery and last from a few weeks to a year. About 10-20% of new mothers are affected. peripartum mood & anxiety disorders can affect any woman-regardless of age, race, income, culture or education.

Risk Factors:

  • Previous diagnosis of depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder

  • Family history of mental health problems

  • A history of drug or alcohol abuse

  • Recent stressful event(s)

  • Relationship or financial problems

  • A previous pregnancy in which you suffered from postpartum depression

  • Lack of social support

We can help.  We offer professional counseling/support for women, men, couples and groups in the areas of

  • Peripartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

  • Understanding a partner's diagnosis

  • Adjusting to parenting

  • Co-parenting with a partner

If finding childcare or getting here is an issue, we offer confidential and HIPAA compliant virtual counseling sessions through Doxy.Me.