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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

  • Anxiety, panic

  • 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. 

(303) 795-0890

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