“There is an illness that takes away a mother’s ability to access joy…right at the time she needs it the most”–Dr. Katherine Wisner

Learn more about how Seattle Postpartum Support came to be and what inspired me to launch a practice dedicated to helping women in their journeys to parenthood. 

Women can feel compelled to handle everything or take care of everyone. New mothers may not know what they need or how to ask for it. Lack of sleep, lack of self care, and emotional and mental stress in addition to the physical stresses can all contribute to postpartum mood disorders. Learn more about the mental load and all the stressors many women take on during pregnancy and the postpartum period. 

For women and families struggling with PMAD, therapy is one of the best tools available for treatment. Studies support therapy for successful treatment of PMAD. Learn more about therapy in the postpartum period and how Seattle Postpartum Support can help. 

Medication can be an important part of treatment for PMAD, though can sometimes carry stigma in the parenting community. Is medication safe? Is it necessary? Can it be taken while breastfeeding? Learn more about medication in the postpartum period.

Areas of self-care that I help clients focus on during treatment include finding external support, stress management, exercise and physical activity, sleep hygiene, and nutrition. Read more on how self-care can protect and help in treating postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and what steps you can take to focus on good self-care.