Postpartum and Prenatal Counseling Marietta

"Perinatal Mood Disorders" refers to a cluster of issues that occur around the time of childbirth. These mood disorders can include anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and even psychosis. All these disorders have two things in common: 1-they occur during your pregnancy or up to one year after and 2-they cause you a lot of pain and anguish.
It’s normal to feel fatigued, stressed, or anxious after having a child. It’s also common to worry about being a good parent or making the right choices for your baby and your family. You may cry for no reason, experience low moods, fatigue, or other symptoms for two or three weeks after childbirth. If your feelings seem "out-sized" or last longer than a few weeks, you may be experiencing a perinatal mood disorder. Perinatal mood disorders can last a long time. Symptoms generally do not go away on their own and can last for weeks, months, or even years. And they can become severe. But there is hope.

With treatment, full recovery is likely. The length of time it takes to recover can depend on how long PPD went untreated, how serious depression symptoms were, and the type of treatment, among other things. Some depression is treatment resistant, and the best treatment differs for each person.


If you are a new mother and recognize any of these symptoms, you should know that you do not have to continue to feel this way. With help, postpartum depression and the other similar disorders are very treatable.

Through proven, effective therapy methods our Perinatal Mental Health experts can help you quickly get to the root of the problem and uses a compassionate, problem-solving and collaborative approach to identify and treat the issues that are causing you to feel overwhelmed and highly stressed. With our guidance, you’ll create strategies to cope with feelings of guilt, sadness, and anxiety, adjust to the life transitions that having a baby brings, and balance the needs of your family, relationships, career and self. Our goal is to give you the tools you need so you become your best self and are able to provide the best care to your baby and your family.

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Marietta West Cobb Counseling Center, Inc.
707 Whitlock Avenue SW
Marietta, GA 30064