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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 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.
PMAD are more than the "Baby Blues" and include Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder & Postpartum Psychosis. 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.
Written by me, Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR - Coming Soon!
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Infertility Transition Group
This therapy group is for women who have achieved pregnancy through infertility treatment of any kind and are coping with the transition from cycling to nesting. This is a women only group and can be repeated throughout your pregnancy.
New Parent Support Group - Online Group
New Parent Support Group is for the new parent who is home with a newborn. New parents through treatment, unassisted conception, third party reproduction, surrogacy, adoption or foster care are encouraged to participate. This group will be offered in 4 consecutive weeks as families adjust to their new addition. Information will be discussed regarding the difference between the baby blues and postpartum depression and mood disorders, adjusting to new schedules, relinquishing past assumptions, developing new expectations for support system and self care strategies.
Creative Communication Workshops
Creative Communication is a parenting workshop series that utilizes sign language for parent and child to improve communication when children are preverbal. This workshop is offered in partnership. More information will be provided as the program develops.
Adoption & Foster Parents