Depression and Anxiety During & After Pregnancy
Perinatal mood disorder is a term used to describe a wide variety of emotions including depression, anxiety, and OCD that some women may experience during and after a pregnancy. In fact, 1 in 10 women will struggle with a perinatal mood disorder
At Suffolk Counseling Services, many of our clients struggling with these emotions feel as if they need to hide their feelings, usually due to the common belief that having a baby is supposed to be a cause for joy and celebration. Please know, there is no need to feel ashamed about these negative emotions. Fortunately, we now have a scientific understanding of why it occurs, and our licensed mental health counselors can provide you with excellent treatment options. Many of our therapists specialize in working with new and expecting mothers and their loved ones.