My Brain & My Baby

The Miracle Babies Maternal Mental Wellness Program (My Brain and My Baby) is designed to provide individual and group therapy, support and resources at no cost to referred individuals experiencing maternal mental health conditions.

Maternal Mental Health Conditions – primarily anxiety and depression – are the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth.

1 in 5 women, and 3 in 5 women of color will get a maternal mental health condition during pregnancy or the first year after birth.

What are Maternal Mental Health Conditions?

Maternal mental health (MMH) conditions are also referred to as perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), postpartum depression, antenatal depression and anxiety, maternal mental health disorders and much more. MMH conditions encompass depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, psychosis and substance use disorders that start from conception all the way through the first year postpartum. MMH conditions are caused by a combination of changes in biology, psychology and the environment.


Not only are they incredibly common, but they are preventable and treatable. There are several systemic issues for why they go widely untreated, including social and cultural stigma, socioeconomic barriers, and lack of access and biases in systems. My Brain and My Baby aims to provide education about MMH for both families and providers, offer free therapy over telemedicine, and continue to build relationships with existing agencies to promote more access to those in need.

How the Program Works

Once referred by a medical provider, we seek to serve as a bridge for patients who face long wait times between their identification of a maternal mental health condition and their first therapy appointment by providing free individual and/or group therapy via telemedicine.

My Brain and My Baby therapist(s) will hold all sessions via telemedicine. By addressing the existing gap between diagnosis and care, we will provide much needed short-term support for pregnant and postpartum moms.

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