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What is perinatal mental health and why is it important?

Perinatal Mental Health refers to a woman’s mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period.  Most care of babies takes place in the home, and the care of a nurturing family can easily be compromised by mental health conditions that may surface when a child is born. Help with parenting, as well as timely individual mental health treatment as needed, are both important to address this sobering failure and the toll that perinatal mental health conditions take on American babies, mothers, fathers, and the entire family unit.

Perinatal mental health & what you need to know…


If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking of suicide, get help quickly.

  • Call your doctor.
  • Call 911 for emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.
  • Call or text 988 
  • Call the toll-free 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255); TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889).

Medical Disclaimer: 

All information, content, and material on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.  

Below are our educational videos and we hope that you can learn more about perinatal mental health, resources and self care!

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