Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

PMADs are known to be the most common complication of childbirth and deserve quick and appropriate treatment and support.  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. More


Parenting

The transition to parenthood is a profound experience, and offers one of the most massive reorganizations in a person’s lifespan, including physiological and neurobiological changes, as well as major shifts in identity, relationships, beliefs and behaviors. Many parents are challenged to find their footing in the face of this tidal wave of change. Locating Parenting Support is key to the overall health and well-being of the entire family. More


couples & Relationships

Growing a family can lead to upheaval in many important relationships, and at PWCB we seek to support people in their efforts to find balance, connection, and harmony through their major life transitions. According to research conducted in 2011, 67% of couples expressed decreased satisfaction in their relationships to their partners following the birth of a child. According to some experts, post-child discontent is so common many people think it's inevitable and acceptable. The clinical team at PWCB knows that with appropriate assistance and support, intimate relationships can thrive even in the face of stress. More


for the dads

Up to 10% new dads will also develop symptoms of depression and anxiety during their partner’s pregnancy or in the first year postpartum.  Dads go through many of the same biological, psychological and social changes that can lead to feelings of vulnerability.  A dad’s depression and anxiety often looks different from that of mom; men tend to express their feelings of vulnerability through irritability, anger, disconnection, withdrawal, substance use, excessive exercise, and overtime at work.  Dads need support too. More


infertility & Assisted reproduction

Over 90% of people polled in the United States express a desire to have children. We also know things don’t always go according to plan, and that infertility is among the most isolating experiences. Infertility, defined as the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term after 12 months of trying (6 months if you are over the age of 35), affects approximately 10% of the U.S. population. More


Adoption & third party reproduction

A majority of families in the United States do not represent the “traditional family” ideology. In addition to “blended” or “step” family systems, adoption and third party reproduction (TPR) have become well-woven into our understanding of how families are made. Increasingly, people are embracing the evolution of medical technology and embryo or gamete donation to achieve their reproduction goals; and adoption remains a profound and complex experience for many people in our society.

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Perinatal Loss

Losing a baby though miscarriage, elective termination, stillbirth, childbirth, after a NICU stay, SIDS, or any other time is, without a doubt, one of the most difficult experiences a person will endure. It can result in a profound sense of isolation or the experience that your loss is misunderstood by others. There is no one right way to feel while moving through a perinatal loss.  Grief is a normal process and includes a shifting of emotional experiences  that may include denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance, among many others. These shifting states are not linear and often require support through healing.  More