Women’s Mental Health Program
University of Maryland Women’s Mental Health Program provides comprehensive mental health care for women during the perinatal period (before, during and after their pregnancy).
Our program focuses on the well-being of women, helping them have the best quality of life for them and their families. We provide a private space for women to talk about their needs before, during, and after their pregnancy.
If you are pregnant or recently gave birth, and you are…
- Not feeling like yourself
- Having more trouble than usual coping with problems
- Having trouble sleeping, or sleeping too much
- Crying a lot
- Losing interest in things you used to enjoy
- Feeling worried all the time
...then you may have an illness that can be treated
- Depression, anxiety and trauma in pregnancy and after delivery
- Depression or anxiety related to infertility
- Substance use during pregnancy
- Conflicts in parent/child relationships
- Individual therapy
- Parent/child therapies
- Support groups for:
- Addictions during pregnancy
- Post-partum stress
- Education for partners and family
- Referral to mental health care for children
Did You Know?
- 1 in 5 women have serious depression or anxiety during or after pregnancy.
- Women can also have mental health problems due to either menopause or problems getting pregnant.
- Untreated mental health problems can increase the chance of problems during pregnancy. Some of these problems can lead to baby being born too early or at a low birth weight. These problems can also make it hard for new moms to bond with their baby.
- A mom’s depression or anxiety affects the whole family.
To make an appointment, call 410-328-6091.
We are currently providing services for pregnant and postpartum women, but will expand services for women across their lifespan in the near future.