Perinatal Mental Health Certified
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are much more common than our culture would lead you to believe. The current prevalence is 1/7 women and 1/10 men will experience a perinatal mood disorder at sometime during their lifetime. Many people are unaware that men can even experience a perinatal mood disorder but the stress of parenthood does not discriminate.
Postpartum depression is the most widely known PMAD but not the only one. Perinatal anxiety, OCD, PTSD, bipolar, panic, or most severely psychosis are all ways in which a PMAD can present.
Another commonly held misconception about PMADs is that they all present in the postpartum period or after birth. Many of theses disorders present during pregnancy and can be address before baby arrives.
If you or your partner experience distress during this exciting but challenging time reach out today and get the support you need and deserve.