Welcome to the Postpartum Wellness Center of Boulder.
We believe that every mom deserves to feel her best, that each and every perinatal mood and anxiety disorder like Postpartum Depression (PPD) is treatable, and that with appropriate support, moms get well.
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
— Jon Kabat Zinn
The PWC/B is committed to providing evidence-based and best-practice support around the prevention and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) like PPD. PMADs are known to be the most common complication of childbirth and deserve quick and appropriate treatment and support.
Having a baby, or adopting one, can feel like a little earthquake. Everything shifts and changes including your identity, physical body, relationships, perspective on work, and community. The challenge of learning who you are in relation to all of the pieces of your life once they re-settle can be overwhelming. The goal of the Postpartum Wellness Center of Boulder is to encourage expectant, new, and “experienced” mothers to maintain health and balance at a time when these transitions are at an all time high. Some women will find their postpartum adjustment to be mildly challenging while others (about 20%) will suffer from a postpartum mood and anxiety disorder like PPD. Through supportive psychotherapy and the development of practical strategies for physical, social, and emotional health, much of the emotional vulnerability that women face can be minimized . Kate and Rosie provide counseling and psychotherapy support for women and families during preconception, pregnancy, and new parenthood. The PWC/B also offers adjunct support through psychiatry, acupuncture, couples, and child therapy when appropriate.
Through the PWCB moms and families will receive non judgmental, expert, and specialized support as they readjust to life as a parents. While Kate, Rosie, and their partners see perinatal support through a holistic and comprehensive lens, they are all grounded in sound clinical research. The goal through their support is to make sure that each mom and family has the informed and educated information that they need to make decisions that are best for themselves as they establish a regained sense of health and wellness in the postpartum period.
Areas of focus:
- Prenatal and postpartum health
- Treatment and support around Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders including PPD
- Life-work balance
- Anxiety management
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction
- Parenting satisfaction
- Assessment and support around healthy bonding and attachment
- Pregnancy and neonatal loss support
- High risk pregnancy support
- Support around fertility challenges
- Maternal identity development
- Parent coaching and play therapy
- Couples support