Perinatal Psychiatry

Psychiatry & Medication Management located in Denver, CO

Few things are more exciting than welcoming a new baby into the family, but motherhood also takes a toll on your body and mind. At Peak Interactive Wellness in Denver, Colorado, a team of highly skilled and deeply compassionate mental health practitioners provide personalized perinatal mental health support. If you’d like to learn more, call or schedule a consultation online. 

Why is perinatal mental health so important?

Pregnancy and childbirth place your body under enormous strain, and far too many people assume that the risk of harm is over once you’re gazing into your baby’s eyes. In reality, new motherhood can create a number of mental health challenges. 

Further complicating matters, perinatal mental health conditions develop at a time when you’re already trying to navigate healing from pregnancy and childbirth, getting used to a new sleep schedule, and working hard to meet the needs of your little one. 

Perinatal mental health services ensure that you’re adjusting to your new family structure in a manner that’s best for you and your baby. It should never be viewed as a sign of weakness or a suggestion that you aren’t a great mother. Everyone needs extra support during this challenging time. 

When you prioritize your mental health needs, you ensure that you’re equipped to give your new baby everything they need to thrive. 

What are some signs I might need perinatal mental health support?

The perinatal period extends from the time of pregnancy until a year after you give birth. A wide range of challenges can arise during this timeframe. 

Some of the signs that you might benefit from perinatal mental health support include:

  • Frequent crying over little things
  • Obsessive thoughts or worries
  • Inability to think clearly
  • Feeling disconnected from your baby
  • Panic attacks
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Sleep disruption

Thoughts of self-harm or thoughts about harming your child are signs of a serious medical emergency and should prompt a call for immediate medical attention. 

How long do perinatal mental health services last?

Every new mother has a unique experience; your perinatal period with your third child could be very different than with your other pregnancies. Some women only need a brief period of perinatal mental health services and move beyond challenges in a relatively short amount of time. 

For others, perinatal mental health services extend for a year or longer. Women who’ve experienced previous mental health conditions have a higher risk for perinatal mental health issues and often encounter more serious symptoms. 

Peak Interactive Wellness offers personalized mental health support designed to meet you where you are in your mental health journey. When you’re ready to explore these services in greater detail, call to schedule a visit or book online in just moments.