Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

If you feel overwhelmed with sadness or worry, struggle to care for yourself or your family, or wonder why you don't have positive, blissful feelings toward your newborn, you might have a Postpartum Mood or Anxiety Disorder. Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) is a category that includes several disorders:

  • Postpartum depression

  • Postpartum anxiety

  • Postpartum PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), related to traumatic birth

  • Postpartum OCD (obsessive worries and rituals, especially about your baby)

These disorders are the most common medical complication related to childbirth, affecting at least 1 in 7 new mothers and 1 in 10 new fathers. PMAD is more than just having bad days, and the symptoms can happen to any new parent. PMAD can develop any time in the first year postpartum, and go beyond "baby blues" and adjusting to the new normal following the birth of your baby.  

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individual postpartum counseling

Individual therapy can help you process your thoughts and emotions, develop new coping skills that fit your new lifestyle as a parent, and get back to living your life and enjoying your baby. You deserve to get the help you need, so contact us at Grace Behavioral Health to see if individual postpartum counseling is right for you.