Perinatal Wellness Program

The UCSF Perinatal Wellness Program offers mental health services to women who are having mood or anxiety issues during or after pregnancy.

While it's normal to have emotional ups and downs, many women experience more of the downs or have increasing anxiety during this time. They may find that their low moods keep them from enjoying pregnancy and new parenthood as much as they had hoped. They may feel sad, confused, overwhelmed or anxious – and sometimes all of these at the same time.

We help women assess their moods, with the goal of developing a personalized mental health plan for each patient that can bring back joy and excitement. Treatments may include medication, therapy, support groups or a combination of these approaches. Our team includes counselors who specialize in depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy.

Appointments are confidential and take about 30 minutes. Most insurance plans cover our services (a co-payment may be required).

Perinatal Support Services

We offer pregnant women and new moms a variety of workshops, classes and more through our Great Expectations Pregnancy Program. These include The New Nest: Emotional Self-Care During Pregnancy, a single-session workshop; prenatal yoga classes; and The Afterglow, a six-week postpartum support group in which new mothers can learn about the baby blues, practice relaxation techniques, and share their experiences with other new parents.

Learn more:
Great Expectations Pregnancy Program
(415) 353-2667 or (415) 514-2670.

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