EMOTIONAL WELL BEING
Emotional well being is a key component to conception, birth, and mothering. Having a supportive partner, family, and friends is vital, and having a resource to talk about anxiety, baby blues, and depression is part of caring for the whole woman. We work closely with Postpartum Support Charleston and MUSC to find you the support you need during these transitional times in your journey.
ABOUT POSTPARTUM SUPPORT ChARLESTON
Postpartum Support Charleston provides support and resources to women and their families struggling with maternal mental illnesses (such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and psychosis during and after pregnancy).
About MUSC Women’s Reproductive Behavioral Health
Dr. Connie Guille and her team at MUSC are caring, capable, and compassionate women who want to work with you to improve your mental health while pregnant, after baby, or during a time of grief and loss.
We understand how pregnancy and motherhood can be a wonderful but also stressful, difficult and even traumatic time in women’s lives. We are dedicated to supporting women’s transition into motherhood so they can emerge as strong leaders in their family and community.
The mission of this team is to improve the emotional health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women through clinical care, education, teaching and clinical research. We have expertise in the treatment of mental health problems during pregnancy and postpartum and provide clinical services that are easily accessible, stigma free and confidential.
Our team provides mental health treatment for pregnant and postpartum women. Our program has expertise in the treatment of peripartum:
Grief and Loss
Prescription opioid use and pain
Substance use, including Buprenorphine (Subutex) for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
Pre-pregnancy consultation for women with a history of mental health problems or taking psychotropic medication is also available
Our team helps women and their families understand the risks associated with untreated mental health problems in pregnancy and/or postpartum as well as any potential risks of treatment including medications in pregnancy or during lactation. We offer an array of treatment options including therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, etc), alternative and lifestyle interventions (yoga, exercise, sleep, nutrition, light therapy, rTMS, etc.) as well as medication, if appropriate. Treatment plans are individualized to support women’s needs, preferences and values. With permission, treatment plans and ongoing care are communicated and coordinated with obstetric and/or pediatric providers.