PERINATAL MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders incorporate pregnancy or postpartum mood changes that can include Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Psychosis. Some women might experience these symptoms in pregnancy while others only experience them in the postpartum stage. Perinatal mood disorders can look very different for every woman and with each pregnancy. Sometimes these symptoms can feel terrifying and bring on feelings of shame or guilt because this is not what we expected to experience around what is meant to be a happy occasion. Or these symptoms may be the result of a pregnancy or infant loss. You are not alone. Many women experience these symptoms and you do not have to suffer through it. As a counsellor who specializes in Perinatal Mental Health, I can help support you through this difficult time and help provide skills to learn to manage what can feel like overwhelming symptoms.