As many as 1 in 5 mothers will suffer from a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder.
Between fourteen to twenty-one percent of new mothers will experience a psychiatric complication postpartum. This can lead to impaired bonding with the newborn, relationship stress and, of course, many negative outcomes for the new mother. Mothers with a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder often experience a loss of self-esteem, loss of confidence as a mother, and the loss of enjoyment of their early months of motherhood. In severe cases, postpartum mental illness can result in loss of life, through suicide and infanticide.
New mothers do not have to suffer through this. There are safe and effective treatments for these concerns. The Prairie Center for Maternal Mental Health is a specialty practice designed to treat the full range of psychological concerns that arise during the perinatal period.
We are here to help:
Couples who are coping with infertility. Women with histories of mood or anxiety disorders who want to become pregnant. Pregnant women who are experiencing a mood or anxiety disorder. Postpartum women who are experiencing depression, anxiety (OCD, panic, PTSD) or bipolar disorder (mania, psychosis.) Fathers/partners who are experiencing postpartum mental health issues. Mothers and fathers who have experienced pregnancy loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or termination.
Location: 104 S. 4th St. Suite 6 Contact: (785)236-5147, fax: (785)340-3049