At Lakeview Horizon Psychiatric Nursing Services, As a Perinatal specialists I have had specialized training and testing to treat pregnant and postpartum women and men with depression, anxiety, psychosis, obsessive thoughts, scary intrusive thoughts, etc.
During and after the pregnancy period, life can be very challenging, triggered with anxiety, scary intrusive thoughts, and psychotic episodes during a time when you are exhausted and often overwhelmed. People think that this should be the happiest time of their life! Do they question themselves why am I crying? I am in love with my baby, so why am I having these terrible, scary thoughts? I cannot stop staring at my baby, fearing they will stop breathing, so I have not slept in almost two days. Can I do this? Can I be a good parent? Feelings of guilt cause such feelings of being overwhelmed physically and mentally. Does any of this sound familiar?
I first want you to know you are not crazy and that you are not alone. These feelings are more common than you know, and I can help you get through this time and get you back to feeling like yourself again. Let me help you!