Mental Health For Pregnancy

By: Care Messer | Mental Health, Podcast, Postpartum | March 14, 2024

Postpartum mental health is beginning to be recognized more in mainstream media. But what about pregnancy mental health? Did you know that signs of postpartum depression or the risks for developing it can start during pregnancy?

In today’s show I have Beth Warren, a LCSW and author who specializes in perinatal mood disorders. Last year Beth and I created an online course highlighting her book, The Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Workbook to get families early help with what to look for in their mental health journey. I, myself suffered with pregnancy OCD but at that time no one was talking about it. It was treatable and I had no idea. Our hope with this course is that families start their preventative mental health journey early in pregnancy so they can be actively managing any symptoms that regularly get lost in our medical system. Remember there is a baby coming and now is the time to prepare and cover all your bases so you can be there 100% for them.

Our discussion covers trauma-informed care, understanding attachment styles, and the impact of birth trauma. We also address the spectrum of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, the need for early intervention, and the benefits of online therapy with a newborn.

Thinking that this mental health stuff doesn’t apply to you may be an obstacle to set aside and really explore where you are with the help of Beth and her course. You and your partner will leave with an understanding of how this may already be affecting both of you(perinatal mood disorder do not only affect the one carrying the baby) and what tools there are here to help. Getting this support before your baby joins your family will make all the difference. Beth’s workbook is included in the price of the course.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Mental Health Course

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About the author:
Care is the founder of the Birth Education Center, San Diego HypnoBirthing and Cuddle Sanctuary San Diego. She is a Birth Educator, Hypnotherapist, Birth and Postpartum Doula, INNATE Care Provider, Erotic Blueprint Coach and also professional Cuddler. She specializes in connection work between people and increasing self boundaries for a more balanced life together.


All group classes are held online with everyone’s cameras on to cultivate the intimacy between families.

We have no date yet for returning to in-person group classes.