Complications during pregnancy or having an infant admitted to the NICU are stressful experiences. Many women have high-risk pregnancies, approximately 10% of babies born in the United States are admitted to a newborn intensive care unit. It can leave you feeling stressed, anxious and vulnerable, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Our reproductive psychiatry experts are here to provide the support and resources you need during this challenging time.

What to expect at your first visit

During a visit with one of our mental health specialists, you will have time to process and talk through your unique situation. Our experts will provide guidance and develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and addresses your symptoms. Treating stress related to high-risk pregnancy or birth complications varies based on each patient’s unique situation and symptoms. Our mental health experts may recommend ongoing therapy, medication for mental health symptoms or both.

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.

Why you should choose Nebraska Medicine

The Nebraska Medicine Reproductive Psychiatry program is the regional leader in treating reproductive women with mental health concerns. Our reproductive psychiatry specialists have specific training as well as personal and professional experience in high-risk pregnancy and birth complications.

Our mental health experts are here to help wherever you need it. They are available bedside or in the NICU at the Nebraska Medical Center. We can also provide services in one of our outpatient clinics.

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