Perinatal depression can occur during pregnancy and within the first year after delivery. It is very common; as many as one in four women will suffer from depression throughout their lifetime, often during the childbearing years.
The Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness is a resource for women with perinatal depression. We offer clinical consultation, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of behavioral issues across the lifespan. Specialists are available to discuss depression, mood and anxiety concerns, including treatment during pregnancy.
Services include evaluation and treatment related to:
- Pregnancy loss or complications
- Postpartum depression
- Adjustment to motherhood
- Midlife changes
- Chronic or serious illness
- Depression or anxiety
- Grief or loss
- Relationship difficulties
The center also provides services for expectant couples through "Parent Prep" workshops. In addition, individual mother-infant assessments are offered for women with concerns regarding motherhood. The center is a collaboration between Penn Medicine's departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Learn more about the Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness.
To schedule an appointment with the Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness, call 215-573-8886.