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Having a baby or new addition to the family is generally thought of a time of nurturance, sweetness, and tender moments. This is not the case for every woman or family. This is a vulnerable time. Chartreuse Center accepts your sentiment with an open heart and without judgement. There are significant thought and emotional changes through the changes of treatment to pregnancy and then again between pregnancy and parenting. You deserve to receive care from well trained professionals that are passionate and knowledgable. You have our promise to companion you into your very important roles of Mommy & Daddy.
Perinatal time frame begins at conception and continues through the first year after delivery. PMAD can begin during anytime within the perinatal period. PMAD are the most common maternal health complication with over 800,000 cases reported in the U.S. every year.
Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) were once thought to be only a woman’s concern. However, men, gay & lesbian parents, new adoptive/foster parents and even parenting grandparents are at risk for PMAD due to the significant life, social, relational & psychological adjustments that occur with a new child. Pregnancy depression and postpartum anxiety are very real experiences.
Why new parent alone when you can do it in a group?
Grief, Fertility & New Parent
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Life is turned upside down when a baby joins the family. This group is for those first months after the birth or new born adoption. Group meets twice a week for 10 weeks.
Postpartum Support International Helpline (800) 944-4PDD(4773)
PSI - Postpartum Support International http://www.postpartum.net
Postpartum Dads Support for men. http://www.postpartumdads.org
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255 for support https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Life Will Never Be The Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide by A. Dunnewold, PhD
This Isn’t What I Expected by K. Kleiman, MSW & V. Raskin, MD
Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood by K. Kleiman, MSW & A. Wenzel
The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression by K. Kleiman, MSW
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions and Compulsions by P. Wiegartz
Try these "Bright Ideas" with kiddos with ADHD November 14, 2018 written by Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR
What’s the Meaning of Love? Mental Health Pros Weigh In March 23, 2018 by Taylor Bennett in Thriveworks https://thriveworks.com/blog/meaning-love-mental-health-pros-weigh-in/
Emotional Health During & After Pregnancy - Chartreuse Center brochure for community awareness of PMAD.