Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) affect millions of women and
families worldwide, regardless of race, age, culture, or socioeconomic status.
Symptoms of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders vary and may include:
feelings of sadness and overwhelm,
anger or frustration,
nervousness and confusion.
A Mother experiencing a Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder may feel alone and
ashamed. Fathers are also impacted by Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and
their own experience that may be very different from the mother.
These differences place an enormous level of stress on the couple's relationship
and it can be a difficult time for the entire family.
The good news is that Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders are highly treatable.
With proper education and intervention, mothers are likely to make a full recovery.
When fathers are involved in this process, the couple's relationship is likely to make
a full recovery as well.
This website was created to provide information and resources to mothers and
fathers. The resources here are intended to provide couples, families, and
professionals with information and tools to help mothers and families heal from
Perinatal Mood Disorders.
Remember the motto of Postpartum Support International:
You are not alone. You are not to blame. You will be well.
Arizona Pregnancy & Postpartum
When you call the warmline you will leave a message and a trained volunteer who
has "been there" will return your call as soon as possible.
The warmline volunteers offer support, encouragement, resources, and referrals
within your community in the state of Arizona.
We are here to help. You are not alone.
Arizona Postpartum Wellness Coalition
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