Pregnancy & Postpartum

Women and men often experience challenges during and/or after the birth of a child. Psychotherapy may help with increased irritability, anxiousness, feeling “out of control”, or having upsetting thoughts.

The postpartum period is a time of major adjustment for new parents. Biological changes in mothers that occur after childbirth are often accompanied by significant changes in family roles and responsibilities as well. Generally, postpartum depression (PPD) is thought to be associated with the drastic changes in hormone levels that occur during and just after pregnancy.

National Institute of Mental Health, October 2010