The Reproductive Psychiatry team at Nebraska Medicine can provide you with expert, compassionate mental health care before, during or after pregnancy

Pregnancy and the postpartum period can significantly affect a women’s mental health. Women of childbearing age have the highest rates of depression and anxiety, especially during pregnancy or postpartum. Whether you are experiencing new symptoms or navigating pre-existing mental health challenges, you don’t have to face them alone. Our Reproductive Psychiatry clinic offers specialized care for women during these important life transitions.

We offer:

  • Mental health assessments for women during pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • Evaluations prior to conception for women who currently receive psychiatric care
  • Consultations for women who have a psychiatric provider, but wish to transfer to one of our specialists during their pregnancy
  • One-time consultations to develop a treatment plan and recommendations to be sent to a referring medical provider
  • Treatment of mood and anxiety disorders during times of hormonal transition
  • Specialized care for women who are pregnant or postpartum with substance use disorders

Our team knows that attending appointments can be challenging during pregnancy and postpartum. For this reason, all our services are available through Telehealth, so you can get the support you need from the comfort of your own home. We accept self-referrals, or your doctor may refer you.

What to expect at your first visit

Before your visit, you will be asked to fill out some forms to help us help you better. You will meet with one of our specialists for a full mental health assessment. The visit will help us understand your personal situation and symptoms in order to develop a treatment plan unique to you. We will offer treatment recommendations which may include medication, counseling, lifestyle changes or a combination. We may order laboratory tests to help with diagnosis. We welcome a supportive, trusted family member to attend your visits with you. Your initial visit will last about one hour.

Why you should choose Nebraska Medicine

Our clinic is the regional leader for treating pregnant and postpartum women with mental health needs. Our team members are active on the national level and meet regularly to discuss the latest medical literature and research. Our staff includes psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, social workers, nurses and mental health therapists who are passionate about helping women with psychiatric concerns during reproductive transitions.

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