WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATES
A Member of OB/GYN Affiliates
All-female OB/GYN Practice
Littleton & Lone Tree, Colorado
PERIPARTUM MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
WHCA is committed to supporting the mental health of our pregnant and postpartum patients. We take these concerns seriously, and maintain an active role in treating mood disorders during this time frame.
Our mental health program is led by our nurse practitioner Katie Wilde. Katie is certified as a perinatal mental health specialist. If you are struggling with mood concerns during pregnancy or the postpartum time, please reach out to our office to schedule an appointment. Same day appointments and telehealth options are available. Please see below for some additional information on peripartum mood disorders.
Do you feel sad or anxious?
Up to 20% of pregnant and postpartum mothers experience depression or anxiety.
Symptoms vary and may come on gradually during pregnancy or in the year following birth. Symptoms might include:
Frequent sadness or crying
Changes in appetite
Intense fatigue with low mood
Insomnia or hypersomnia
Feelings of helplessness, despair
Lack of interest in sex
Repetitive thoughts or images
Feeling overly concerned about baby, or disconnected from baby
Feeling overwhelmed, confused
Feelings of inadequacy, guilt
Thoughts of suicide
You are not alone
You are not to blame
With help, you will be well
Do not hesitate to call our office if you think you may need support. We make these visits a priority, and offer same-day appointments if needed.