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Who We See

There are many benefits of having specialty care. We are trained to understand the connection between brain function and changing hormones. We are familiar with the language of pregnancy, pregnancy and postpartum-related complications and medical terminology. There are loaded feelings that come with breastfeeding, infertility treatment issues, birth options, and traumatic birth experiences, and the impact of terminating a pregnancy. Most of all we understand the overwhelming task of trying to put one foot in front of the other when everyone is counting on you.

Our services address the following concerns: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Perinatal Loss, Pregnancy After Loss, Infertility, and Adoption and Third Party Reproduction.

 
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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) 

PMADs are thought to be triggered by the hormone shifts that occur after giving birth. Onset of symptoms may occur anytime during the first year postpartum and extend beyond if untreated. PMADs are caused by any combination of factors that include personal and/or family medical history, a mom’s sensitivity to hormonal shifts, the level of stress that mom is experiencing, and the amount of support she has in caring for her baby. It’s important to note that many women who suffer from a PMAD may never really feel “depressed” at all. More often than not her primary symptom are distress and anxiety.

 
 
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Perinatal Loss

Losing a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, childbirth, after a NICU stay, SIDS, termination or any other time is, without a doubt, the most difficult experience a person will endure. It can result in a profound sense of isolation or the experience that your loss is misunderstood by others. There is no one right way to feel while moving through a perinatal loss.  Grief felt after a perinatal loss is not necessarily depression or anxiety, though it may lead to depression or anxiety. Regardless of your unique experience with grief, therapy provides a safe and secure place to cope with the complicated feelings that are expected with loss.

 
 
 
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Pregnancy After Loss

When a mother gets pregnant after losing a baby the new pregnancy becomes a very different experience. Her naiveté is gone and with it comes more anxiety and worry about the outcome of the new pregnancy. Women who are pregnant again often feel they are out of place in the mainstream world of pregnancy. We are here to support women and couples through this next chapter. Therapy is a place where women can learn to navigate the contrast and struggles of celebration, hope and joy mixed with grief and fear.

 
 
 
 
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Infertility

When struggling with infertility it can feel as though no one shares your experience. Receiving support through therapy can make a big difference. We understand how fertility challenges and treatments impact not only the physical body, but also various aspects of your identity and emotional wellness.

 
 
 
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Adoption and Third Party Reproduction (TPR)

More and more families in the United States do not represent the “traditional family”. The transition to becoming a family happens in a variety of ways that include adoption, surrogacy, egg and sperm donation, and embryo adoption. We understand the various expectations, successes, and joys that come with adoption and TPR. Our counseling services help support you through the processes and transitions. We offer an inclusive and supportive environment for you at any point along your journey.