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.
Great Expectations Pregnancy Program
(415) 353-2667 or (415) 514-2670.
Great Expectations Pregnancy Classes
Get ready for the baby! Choose from a variety of classes that prepare moms and partners for pregnancy, birth, baby care, breastfeeding and parenting.
Lactation Consultant Support
Get support for all your breastfeeding needs. Troubleshoot with a lactation consultant, find equipment and supplies, join a support group and more.
Women's Health Resource Center
Access a range of UCSF women's health resources, such as classes, support groups, a lending library and services focused on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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