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Prenatal and Postpartum Services

Understanding Prenatal and Postpartum Diagnoses

As a doctorate-level psychotherapist I am highly trained in prenatal and postpartum diagnoses,
with a focus on psychodynamic psychotherapy and specializing in the mother-infant relationship, I bring a nuanced understanding of the potential triggers and sensitivities that can arise from past experiences. Additionally, I am trained by Postpartum Support International, enabling me to provide comprehensive and compassionate care during this pivotal period.

Prenatal Diagnoses

During pregnancy, individuals may encounter a range of emotional and psychological issues that require attention and support. Prenatal diagnoses may include:

What is Prenatal Depression and Anxiety?

Mood disorders that manifest during pregnancy, are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, worry, or stress.

What is Prenatal Stress?

High levels of stress during pregnancy, which can impact maternal and fetal well-being and contribute to complications during childbirth.

Postpartum Diagnoses

Following childbirth, individuals may experience a variety of emotional and psychological challenges as they adjust to their new role as parents. Postpartum diagnoses may include:

What is Postpartum Depression (PPD)?

Mood disorders that manifest during pregnancy, are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, worry, or stress.

What is Postpartum Anxiety (PPA)?

Intense worry or fear that interferes with daily functioning and impacts maternal-infant bonding.

What is Postpartum Psychosis?

A rare but serious condition characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thinking, requiring immediate intervention.

Prenatal and Postpartum Diagnoses Treatment Approaches

My treatment approach integrates evidence-based interventions, clinical expertise, and personal experience to address prenatal and postpartum diagnoses effectively:

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Exploring the mother-infant relationship and how past experiences may impact present dynamics. By fostering insight and understanding, individuals can navigate potential triggers and sensitivities more effectively.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT techniques help individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns, develop coping strategies, and enhance self-care during pregnancy and postpartum.

Supportive Psychotherapy

Providing a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to express their feelings, process their experiences, and receive validation and support.

Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques

Teaching mindfulness and relaxation exercises to help individuals manage stress, regulate emotions, and promote overall well-being.

​Mother-Infant Bonding Interventions

Facilitating bonding activities and attachment-focused interventions to strengthen the relationship between parent and child.

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