My Brain & My Baby
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The Miracle Babies Perinatal Mental Wellness Program (My Brain and My Baby) is designed to provide group and individual therapy, support and treatment to any individual experiencing prenatal or postpartum depression and anxiety.

Postpartum depression is the most common complication

of childbearing.

1 in 7 women will get a

Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder.

What is Perinatal Depression?

Perinatal depression is a mood disorder that encompasses antenatal depression, arising during pregnancy, and postpartum depression, which can occur up to 12 months after delivery. Mothers with perinatal depression may experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that can make it difficult for them to care for themselves and their new babies.
Only a health care provider is qualified to diagnose a person’s mental health condition, but some signs may include:

 

  • Feeling sad or hopeless
  • Frequent crying
  • Feeling distant or difficulties bonding with your baby
  • Feeling overwhelmed by the demands of motherhood
  • Frequent worry
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feelings of rage or anger

How the Program Works

Once referred by physician or medical provider, we seek to serve as a bridge for patients who face long wait times between their initial mood disorder diagnosis and their first psychology or psychiatry appointment by providing group therapy classes and/or individual counseling via telemedicine.

My Brain and My Baby psychologist(s) will hold group sessions and/or meet via telemedicine. By addressing the existing gap between diagnosis and care, we will provide much needed short-term support for pregnant and NICU moms.

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