WELCOME TO

PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH

INTRODUCTION

Adding a newborn to your family can be an incredibly joyous experience, but it can also be immensely stressful impacting one's mental health and wellbeing. Perinatal mental health is an important aspect of maternal and child health which requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Do you or someone you know need help navigating these life changes?

WHAT WE DO

  • Treat perinatal mental health conditions by providing in-person and virtual therapy

 

  • Conduct outreach and establish ourselves as a referral source to organizations who work with new or expecting parents

 

  • Provide continuing education training to healthcare professionals on a variety of topics including perinatal mental health.

PERINATAL THERAPISTS

We are dedicated to developing a skilled perinatal workforce and offering comprehensive perinatal mental health training across the entire state of Wisconsin. Many of our therapists have undergone rigorous training to earn their PMH-C, ensuring we deliver the highest quality service to you. Click on each profile to learn more.

Chloe Anderson Kemp

PMH-C

Kinsey Pierre

PMH-C

Pregnancy and Substance Use Certificate

McKenna Garvey

PMH-C

Pregnancy and Substance Use Certificate

Diana Aguilar

PMH-C

Rachele Watkins

PMH-C

Pregnancy and Substance Use Certificate

Brooke Hackel

Pregnancy and Substance Use Certificate

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THERAPY

One-on-one assessment with a therapist

Discuss your pregnancy experience

Develop an individualized treatment plan

Breastfeeding friendly clinic

Your baby is welcome to attend

WHAT ARE PERINATAL MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS (PMADS)?

PMADS is a medical term describing a variety of mental health conditions which can occur during pregnancy and anytime within 12 months following childbirth. Studies show that 1 in 7 mothers and 1 in 10 fathers experience severe mental health issues stemming from pregnancy.

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RISK FACTORS

  • History of trauma or mental health issues
  • Pre-existing medical conditions
  • Substance abuse & addiction
  • Poor sleep hygiene
  • Unrealistic parental expectations
  • Difficult pregnancy, labor or delivery
  • Parent of multiples
  • Limited family & social support
  • Breastfeeding challenges
  • Colicky or difficult to console baby
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SYMPTOMS

  • Feeling sad, hopeless or overwhelmed
  • Feeling anxious or panicky
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Feelings of being alone
  • Isolating from friends and family
  • Unexplained anger or irritability
  • Fear of harming self or baby
  • Feeling that you are not a good parent
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Feeling out of control

PERINATAL SUPPORT GROUP

Us 2 Behavioral Health Care now offers Perinatal Support Group "Grow Your Village". Step into a nurturing environment crafted to offer solace and understanding, where you can openly share both the joys and challenges of this parenthood.

Group Session Information:

Location: Virtual via ZOOM

Day: Tuesdays (Weekly)

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

OTHER RESOURCES

Non-Emergency PSI Helpline:

1-800-944-4773

 

24/7 Maternal Mental Health Hotline:

1-833-943-5746

 

Dial 988 for suicide and crisis lifeline

www.postpartum.net