Perinatal Mental Health: Considerations for Health and Mental Health Professionals
Collaborating TTC: Mountain Plains MHTTC, National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC, New England MHTTC, Northeast & Caribbean MHTTC, MHTTC Network Coordinating Office
February 4, 2022
The transition to parenthood is a life-changing experience with significant physical and psychological adjustments for the entire family. Many parents experience mood changes and feel overwhelmed during pregnancy and/or after the birth of their child. Many health and mental health care professionals do not receive training on helping new parents identify and manage mental health symptoms. Developed by the MHTTC Network's Perinatal Mental Health Coordination Group, this document is designed to help health and mental health professionals support persons who may be experiencing mental health symptoms and disorders during the prenatal and postpartum periods.