Adjusting to the birth of your baby can be very challenging. 1 in 5 Women will experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. It is the #1 complication to childbirth and can occur during pregnancy and up to a year after you have your baby. Common signs and symptoms are listed below. You do not have to experience all these symptoms to seek help.
These disorders are treatable, and with support you will recover. The sooner you get help the sooner you will feel better.
ChristianaCare offers support to women suffering with these disorders and offers a comprehensive program available to you during pregnancy and after delivery. We encourage you to talk with your OB provider to discuss the services that might be best for you.
The Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness is a multidisciplinary team of experts from psychiatry, psychology, nursing and social work who are specially trained and skilled in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Many patients will need a combination of treatment and can include some or all of the following services:
To contact the Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness please call 302-733-6662.
If you feel you pose an immediate danger to yourself, your baby or others, please call 911 or immediately go to the emergency room of Wilmington Hospital or Christiana Hospital.
You also may call ChristianaCare’s 24-hour Crisis Line on 302-320-2118.