Pregnancy can be a time of great excitement, anticipation and joy. It can also be overwhelming as you adjust to your new role, make parenting decisions and feel exhausted. The Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Maternal Wellness Program is here to help you sort through these emotions and stressors. Our program’s licensed clinical social worker will provide you with support through your journey as a mother, to find relief from stress and any symptoms of perinatal mood, and anxiety disorders (PMAD) that may be present.
What are the symptoms of PMAD?
- Feeling unlike yourself
- Feeling completely overwhelmed
- Difficulty sleeping (too much / not enough)
- Difficulty bonding with baby
- Excessive worry or nervousness
- Scary or intrusive thoughts
- Increased tearfulness
If you are feeling increased stress or experiencing any signs or symptoms listed above, you are not alone and you can feel better.
The Maternal Wellness Program provides psychotherapy to women during pregnancy and up to one year postpartum, including:
- Individual therapy
- Couples counseling as needed
- Coordination of care and referrals
Our areas of focus:
- Family planning
- Grief / loss
- Life transitions / changes
- Maternal stress
- Perinatal, pregnancy, postpartum issues
Referrals to the Maternal Wellness Program can be submitted through your healthcare provider or you can call 203-688-9491 directly to set up an appointment. Once a referral is received, your initial appointment will be scheduled.
Most insurance is accepted and we will help verify your benefits.
Maternal Wellness Program
236 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT 06477